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Zimbabwe Cricket Team Profile
The national cricket team representing Zimbabwe is known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Team and was formerly known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union. Zimbabwe is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and one-day international status. The team played its first Test match in 1992, becoming the ninth Test nation.

Zimbabwe is the ninth nation to play test cricket. It played its first Test against India in 1992. However, it had an established ODI team much before that and had even participated in three World Cups-in 1983, 1987 and 1992.



Zimbabwe did not perform very well in Tests, though they were improving on their ODI performances. Zimbabwe were never considered a strong team, but they were known as fighters who were exceptionally good in the fielding department.

The Zimbabwe Cricket Team, though not a very strong unit, had some very good players in it. The most renowned of these were wicketkeeper batsman Andy Flower. At a time, Flower was also ranked as the world's best batsman. The 1990s was a whole bunch of good players emerging from the Zimbabwe tea. Grant Flower, Alistair Campbell, Heath Streak and Murray Goodwin were some of the most talented players to ever play for Zimbabwe.

However at the end of the decade, Zimbabwe was plunged into political unrest and that kind of strained into the Cricket Team as well. As a result lot of the top players lost their places in the squad and the team was reduced to inexperience. Further controversy resulted in some top players striking and this was like the final straw for Zimbabwean cricket's doom. The team had to be made up of players who were not ready for international cricket and this meant a disastrous phase for the team where they lost almost every match they played, both at home and away.

On 18 January 2006, Zimbabwe Cricket announced that they would not play Test cricket for the rest of the year. The team is now scheduled to play its next Test match in July 2007, when they will host an Australian tour. Cricketscorelive.com brings to you the Zimbabwe Cricket Team Profile and other team profiles around the world.

Over the time Zimbabwe has struggled to perform well against the more mature cricketing nations. Here is the list of the recent players of the Zimbabwe cricket team.

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