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Top Five Test-ODI-T20 Captains – Zimbabwe Cricket Team

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Top Five Test Captains – Zimbabwe Cricket Team

Zimbabwe acquired the right to play Test matches in 1992. They played their first Test match against India. David Houghton was captain of that side. The next man to captain the side was Andy Flower who definitely makes it to the top five Test captains of Zimbabwe’s cricket team. The team only managed to win one Test match under his captaincy. However, he developed the team during that time.

The greatest Zimbabwean captain was Heath Streak who led the side to four Test victories during his four-year tenure as captain of the national side. He also managed to win a Test match against the Test giant India during this period. Other Zimbabwean captains had tough times leading the team. Tatenda Taibu faced the toughest circumstance of them all. Here is a complete list of the top five captains for Zimbabwe:

  • Heath Streak
  • Alistair Campbell
  • Andy Flower
  • David Houghton
  • Stuart Carlisle

Top Ten ODI Captains – Zimbabwe Cricket Team

Zimbabwe made it into the Test cricket in the early 1990s. However, they played their first ODI almost a decade before playing Test cricket. They have a decent ODI record. A top ten list for ODI captains for Zimbabwe would definitely be topped by veteran Alistair Campbell. Andy Flower also led the team to some famous victories. Heath Streak, a solid performer for Zimbabwe, is another captain who will be remembered in the history of cricket for pulling out some amazing victories with a decidedly less-talented side.

Utseya would also get a place in the top ten list due to his exceptional handling of the side under difficult political circumstances. The team was facing both inward and outward political problems during his reign. However, he still managed to put on a decent show as a captain. Here is the list of ODI captains of Zimbabwe:

  • Alistair Campbell
  • Heath Streak
  • Andy Flower
  • Prosper Utseya
  • Terry Duffin
  • David Houghton
  • Stuart Carlisle
  • Tatenda Taibu
  • Duncan Fletcher
  • John Traicos

Top T20 Captains – Zimbabwe Cricket Team  

T20 or 20-20 is a relatively newer form of the game where teams play for 40 overs in totals. One team bats for 20 overs and the other one for the remaining 20 overs. The game takes half a day to show the results.

Prosper Utseya is the only man to lead Zimbabwe to 20-20 international cricket. The Zimbabwean side has played seven 20-20 matches so far and has only managed to win two of them. They have lost four and one match did not produce any results. They have never tied a match so far.

The Zimbabwe side is still immature on the international scene. They started improving their cricket before political issues inside the country impeded their progress. The political situation in the country has been tumultuous and it has affected Zimbabwe’s cricket adversely. Their Test membership has been suspended and, at the moment, the team is not playing any form of cricket.

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