SIKANDAR Raza officially starts his tenure as Chevrons captain when he leads their quest for a place at the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup in a qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia.
There are two places up for grabs for the World Cup set to be held in the West Indies and the United States next year.
Raza was named T20 skipper of the Chevrons after the team’s poor showing, on their last visit to Namibia, where they lost the five-match series 2-3.
The qualifiers, which get underway tomorrow, come just a few days after the conclusion of the 50-over Cricket World Cup, which was won by Australia in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
The Aussies shocked hosts India and broke an estimated one billion hearts with victory in the final.
Zimbabwe get their campaign underway against Namibia tomorrow and will close their campaign against Kenya on November 30.
The Chevrons arrived in Windhoek on Sunday night.
They had their final leg of their home preparations on Friday at Harare Sports Club.
Seven teams will battle it out in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa qualifier at Wanderers and Trustco United Cricket Ground in Windhoek.
“Cricket Namibia is delighted to host the Africa T20 World Cup Qualifier, an important event to push African countries closer to their World Cup dreams,” the hosts said.
“Cricket enthusiasts in Africa are buzzing with excitement as the highly anticipated T20 World Cup qualifiers are set to take place in the Land of the Brave.
“The competition is expected to be fierce and action-packed, with only two coveted spots up for grabs.
“This momentous event marks a significant milestone in the journey of African cricket teams towards global recognition.”