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Zimbabwean captain Elton Chigumbura has promised that his team will play 'aggressive cricket' during their five-match tour of South Africa.
The tour begins with two Twenty20 Internationals on 8th and 10th October in Bloemfontein and Kimberley and concludes with three One-Day Internationals in Bloemfontein, Potchefstroom and Benoni.
“We are looking forward to this tour, as the underdogs we have nothing to lose and we will be playing more aggressive cricket in comparison to our previous tours," Chigumbura said at a press conference.
“The coach and I have chosen to go in a more aggressive route with the team, we will no longer be playing just for the sake of playing a match, but we will be playing to win," he added.
“The best way to build team confidence and to move Zimbabwe cricket forward is to win and that is our objective for this tour. We are concentrating on us and not so much on the opposition this time.”
Coach Alan Butcher, undertaking his first tour as coach of Zimbabwe, added:
"Pro20 cricket is about who is the better team on the day, the uncertainty of this format is what makes it so exciting.
"When a team plays Pro20 cricket, the outcome can never be set in stone as the margin for an upset becomes wider. The key is to focus for all twenty overs.”
Zimbabwe have never met South Africa in a Twenty20 International while their last One-Day International success against their African rivals came in February 2000, one of just two wins in 29 attempts.
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