Zimbabwe’s national cricket team is famous for its historic appearance in the world of cricket. In 1991, Zimbabwe became a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Recently, on 7 April 2021, ICC gave ranking to its whole 11 cricket teams, on which Zimbabwe national cricket team acquired 12th position in One-day internationals (ODI’s), 10th position in Test matches, and 11th position in Twenty20 International matches. The nickname of the Zimbabwe cricket team is “The Chevrons”. Zimbabwe has a variety of cricketers, whose continuous efforts have made the Zimbabwe cricket team a well-known cricket team, among other cricket teams. Here are some best batsmen of the Zimbabwe cricket team who made Zimbabwe proud of itself-
10. Duncan Fletcher
Duncan Fletcher was the captain of the Zimbabwean cricket team in the 1983 World Cup and under his captain-ship, they defeated the Australians. Now, he is the former Indian head coach. He has made 4095 runs in his career and, taken 215 wickets. He only played six ODI and his last ODI was with West Indies on 23 June 1983.
9. Henry Olonga
Henry Olonga was the first black cricketer to play for the Zimbabwean cricket team. He was also a top-class bowler and also the youngest player from the African Nation. Along with Andy Flower, he also protested the “death of democracy” in his country during the World Cup of 2003, which brought an end to his career.
8. Neil Johnson
Neil Johnson is one of the best all-rounders who have ever played for the Zimbabwean cricket team. In the 1999 World Cup, he won three of the matches which made the access to enter into the super six stages for a Zimbabwean cricket team. In 48 ODIs Neil Johnson made 1,679 runs by making four centuries and took four wickets.
7. Heath Streak
Heath Streak is a former Zimbabwean cricket coach, a good batsman, and captain of the Zimbabwean national cricket team. He is a good all-rounder on the Zimbabwean cricket team. In 175 matches, he acquired 499 wickets with an average of 20 8.76 and made 5684 runs by making six centuries and 27 half-centuries.
6. Alastair Campbell
Alastair Campbell is a very aggressive opener on the Zimbabwean cricket team. He scored 8,000 runs at the international level and made nine centuries. He also led the Zimbabwean cricket team to its peak, when they won the series against Pakistan in 1998-1999. Alistair Campbell is one of the most successful captains of the Zimbabwean cricket team to date.
5. Tatenda Taibu
He made a record by taking the title of the youngest test captain at the age of 21. Tatenda Taibu has not established a good start in his cricket career, and ODI but in the 2003 World Cup, he genuinely played well. He has made 5000- plus runs in international cricket and has made three centuries in 35 half-centuries in his career.
4. David Houghton
David Hawkins was the first cricketer who scored 10,000 test runs in 24 innings, and he was the best batsman for the Zimbabwean cricket team before the arrival of Andy Flower. He made 266 runs in a test match against Sri Lanka in 1994, which holds the record for highest test score.
3. Grant Flower
He is the only second Zimbabwean cricketer who scored 10,000 runs at the International level and made twelve centuries and grabbed more than 150 wickets. Likewise, he is the younger brother of Andy Flower. Both brothers made the Zimbabwean cricket team proud.
2. Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor is very famous for scoring the highest centuries on the Zimbabwe cricket team. Although he came from a small nation, he made his name in the world of cricket and no other batsman could match the potential of Brandon Taylor.
1. Andy Flower
Andy Flower is a wonderful batsman and wicket-keeper too and is known for making runs of 11,580 and 16 centuries. He is famous for scoring runs out of nowhere and has led the Zimbabwe cricket team to a great position. In 223 matches, he made 16,379 runs with an average rate of 54.05, while making 49 centuries and 75 half-centuries, which is a great score for any batsman.