THE fate of the Chevrons in the ongoing T20 World Cup Qualifiers Africa 2023 final is hanging by a thread with only a couple of games left.
Zimbabwe are in fourth place, with four out of a possible eight points.
Leaders Namibia are on eight points, having won all their matches.
In second and third place, there’s Kenya and Uganda on six points.
Only two teams can proceed to next year’s T20 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by West Indies and the United States.
This is what needs to happen for the Chevrons to qualify and control their destiny:
If Kenya beat Uganda, and Zimbabwe beat Nigeria on same day, they may just need to beat Kenya on the final day.
This is because the Chevrons’ Net Run Rate is superior to that of Uganda and Kenya.
So, if Kenya beat Uganda, all Zimbabwe would need to do is beat Kenya and have control of their own fate.
Namibia have now qualified for the World Cup after four consecutive victories in the qualification tournament.
The have now become the 19th team to book their place at the World Cup, leaving one spot up for grabs as only 20 teams participate.
Zimbabwe return to action today to face Nigeria at United Cricket Ground in Windhoek.
The match starts at 9.30am.
In the afternoon, there will be the crunch encounter between Uganda and Kenya, which the Chevrons will be hoping the latter wins, to keep their hopes alive.