Zimbabwe U19 World Cup Squad 2024 & Matches Schedule 

Zimbabwe has been a consistent part of the U19 World Cup since 1998. Still, it’s somewhat surprising to see they have not been able to play a Quarter-Final or a Semi-Final even though Zimbabwe has a history of producing some outstanding young cricketers who have moved to countries like England & South Africa for better opportunities. Young cricketers from Zimbabwe should take inspiration from players like Sikandar Raza who is currently playing in different T20 leagues in the circuit and is a key member of their national team as well. Below, we have discussed the Zimbabwe U19 World Cup squad 2024 as well as the Zimbabwe U19 World Cup 2024 schedule for you to understand the challenges they will face in this tournament and the squad’s depth and strength. 

Zimbabwe U19 World Cup Squad 2024

The Zimbabwe U19 World Cup Squad for 2024 comprises a talented group of players who are eager to showcase their skills on the international stage. Led by Matthew Schonken, this squad is filled with promising young cricketers who have the potential to make a mark in the tournament.

In terms of key batters, Nathaniel Hlabangana and Panashe Taruvinga are two players to watch out for. They have consistently performed well and have the ability to score big runs in pressure situations. Ronak Patel and Campbell MacMillan also possess the talent to make valuable contributions with the bat.

When it comes to the bowling department, the team has a good mix of spinners and pace bowlers. Anesu Kamuriwo and Munashe Chimusoro are the spin resources who can trouble the opposition with their variations and accuracy. Kohl Eksteen and Panashe Gwatiringa are the pace bowlers expected to generate pace and extract bounce from the South African conditions.

Furthermore, the squad boasts all-rounders like Ryan Kamwemba and Brendon Sunguro, who can make significant contributions with both bat and ball. Their versatility adds depth to the team and provides valuable options for the captain.

Complete Squad:

Nathaniel Hlabangana, Panashe Taruvinga, Ronak Patel, Campbell MacMillan, Ryan Kamwemba, Brendon Sunguro, Calton Takawira, Matthew Schonken (c), Anesu Kamuriwo, Newman Nyamhuri, Mashford Shungu, Kohl Eksteen, Panashe Gwatiringa, Shaun Dzakatira, Munashe Chimusoro

Zimbabwe U19 World Cup Schedule 2024

The schedule for the Zimbabwe U19 World Cup matches in 2024 features exciting fixtures for the talented young squad. The team will kick off their campaign on January 21 against Sri Lanka U19 in the 6th match of Group C at Diamond Oval in Kimberley. The other teams they will be playing against at this World Cup in the group stage are Australia and Namibia. 

Date and Time Match Details
Jan 21, 
08:00 GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL
Sri Lanka U19 vs Zimbabwe U19, 6th Match, 
Group C
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Jan 25, 
08:00 GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL
Zimbabwe U19 vs Australia U19, 16th Match, 
Group C
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Jan 27, 
08:00 GMT / 10:00 AM LOCAL
Zimbabwe U19 vs Namibia U19, 20th Match, 
Group C
Diamond Oval, Kimberley

Zimbabwe Winning Record in U19 World Cup

Since their first appearance in 1998, Zimbabwe’s U19 cricket team has had a mixed bag of results. While they have shown promise at times, they have struggled to make a significant impact in the tournament.

In the early years, Zimbabwe managed to reach the second round in 1998, 2004 and 2006. However, they were unable to progress further and were knocked out in the first round in subsequent editions of the tournament. This pattern continued for several years, with Zimbabwe failing to advance past the first round in the U19 World Cup.

1998Second round
2000First round
2002First round
2004Second round
2006Second round
2008First round
2010First round
2012First round
2014First round
2016First round
2018First round
2020First round
2022First round

The lack of success in recent years has raised questions about the team’s ability to compete at the highest level. Despite the challenges, Zimbabwe has continued to nurture young talent and participate in the U19 World Cup. The team squad for the 2024 edition includes some promising players who will be eager to make a mark on the international stage.

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