Young Chevrons challenged to up game at world cup

By Lawrence Trusida Sports Editor
ZIMBABWE Under 19 cricket coach Prosper Utseya has challenged his team to raise its game at the upcoming International Cricket Council Under 19 World Cup set for the West Indies saying it is a platform to launch international careers.
The teenage starlets left the country for the Caribbean this Sunday and only arrive in Barbados this Monday evening ahead of the International Cricket Council 2022 Under 19 World Cup.
Zimbabwe is in group B together with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea at the tournament that runs from the 14th of January to the 5th of February next year.
Although the team is virtually inexperienced save for Captain Emmanuel Bawa who played at the previous World Cup, head coach Prosper Utseya has challenged his charges to leave a mark at the tournament.
“The tournament is a Launchpad for international careers, we have seen many people being called up straight from the u19 to the national team and we have recent examples of Wessly Madhevere, Dion Myers and Milton Shumba they were all at the previous u19 World Cup but right now they are in the National team, so the youngsters should grab their chance,” said Utseya.
The team has two weeks to acclimatise to the conditions in the sub-continent before they play their first encounter.
Former national team captain and all-rounder Elton Chigumbura has been roped in as the batting coach.

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