Tanzania men's national squad during Africa sub-regional qualifiers in Rwanda in 2018 - Image by Jejje Muhinde / https://www.newtimes.co.rw/

Tanzania’s national men’s squad of 18 members along with head coach Steve Tikolo are touring Zimbabwe from Mar 14th – 20th, 2020 to start their preparations for ICC T20 World Cup Africa sub-regional qualifiers in Apr/May 2020 in South Africa. The squad will be playing six T20 matches against Zimbabwe’s domestic club, Mid West Rhinos at Kwekwe.

After the conclusion of the preparatory tour, the national squad will head back home before leaving for South Africa prior to the start of the tournament, which will be under the scanner on account of COVID-19 outbreak, which has led to postponement of several series/tournaments in the past 2 weeks including ICC events like League 2 and Challenge League rounds in USA and Malaysia. The Africa sub-regional Group A qualifiers involving Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and St.Helena is expected to be held in South Africa from Apr 25th – May 05th, 2020.

The tour will provide Steve Tikolo the opportunity to assess the players, before the squad is trimmed to the final 14 for the Africa Qualifiers event. The squad of 18 members were chosen from the group of 34 players, who were called up to train at Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) Academy at the Muhimbili Primary School grounds, Annadil Burhani and University of Dar es Salaam grounds in Feb 2020.

Tanzania Squad

Abhik Patwa Ramesh, Kassim Nassoro Mussa, Riziki Kulwa Mohamed Kiseto, Jittin Pratap Singh, Jatinkumar Darji, Muhammad Zafar Khan, Muhammed Ali, Mohamed Omari Kitunda, Ally Mpeka Kimote, Nasibu Kelvin Mapunda, Salum Jumbe Ally, Zamoyoni Ramadhani Jabeneke, Harsheed Anantakumar Chohan, Jumanne Mohamed Mussa, Nassoro Zahoro Saidi, Athumani Kassimu Kakonzi, Ashish Dilip Kamani and Issa Juma Kikasi

Match Results

1st T20: Tanzania 134/8 in 20 overs (Zamoyoni Jabeneke 44 n.o, Jantinkumar Darji 17, Riziki Kiseto 15, Abhik Patwa 14, Christopher Masike 2/15, Jabulisa Tshuma 2/16, Walter Matawu 2/25, Tafara Chingwara 1/30) beat Mid West Rhinos 130/9 in 20 overs (Takudzwanashe Kaitano 48, Bright Matsiwe 22, Travor Gwandu 12, Ally Mpeka Kimote 2/27, Athumani Kakonzi 1/11, Zamoyoni Jabeneke 1/16, Riziki Kiseto 1/20, Kassim Nassoro 1/23) by 4 runs

2nd T20: Mid West Rhinos 131/7 in 20 overs (Remembrance Nyathi 33 n.o, Trevor Chibvongodze 28, Travor Gwandu 16, Takudzwanashe Kaitano 14, Salum Jumbe Ally 2/38, Riziki Kiseto 1/9, Kassim Nassoro 1/11, Muhammad Ali 1/19, Zamoyoni Jabeneke 1/27) beat Tanzania 115/8 in 20 overs (Jantinkumar Darji 48, Abhik Patwa 38, Ashish Dilip Kamani 10, Walter Matawu 3/14, Jabulisa Tshuma 3/14, T Musekiwa 2/10) by 16 runs

3rd T20: Tanzania 129/8 in 20 overs (Jantinkumar Darji 30, Ashish Dilip Kamani 21, Zamoyoni Jabeneke 20 n.o, Jittin Pratap Singh 12, Travor Gwandu 3/14, Wallace Mubaiwa 2/20, Joshua Mawire 1/18, Brandon Mavuta 1/21) lost to Mid West Rhinos 130/4 in 16.2 overs (Takudzwanashe Kaitano 32, Tarisai Musakanda 31, Remembrance Nyathi 28 n.o, Trevor Chibvongodze 17, Muhammad Ali 1/23, Athumani Kakonzi 1/24, Riziki Kiseto 1/26) by 6 wickets

4th T20: Tanzania 150/9 in 20 overs (Jantinkumar Darji 39, Abhik Patwa 29, Zamoyoni Jabeneke 26, Riziki Kiseto 13, Joshua Mawire 3/17, Brandon Mavuta 3/29, Wallace Mubaiwa 3/30) lost to Mid West Rhinos 151/6 in 18 overs (Nyasha Mayavo 75 n.o, Brandon Mavuta 33, Tarisai Musakanda 20, Hatsheed Chohan 2/9, Salum Jumbe Ally 1/25, Muhammad Ali 1/26) by 4 wickets

5th T20: Tanzania 155/9 in 20 overs (Abhik Patwa 47, Ashish Dilip Kamani 26, Mohamed Omari 22, Jantinkumar Darji 21, Brandon Mavuta 4/13, Tashinga Musekiwa 2/41, Jabulisa Tshuma 1/26, Nyasha Dube 1/27) lost to Mid West Rhinos 156/4 in 16 overs (Tarisai Musakanda 45 n.o, Takudzwanashe Kaitano 29, Remembrance Nyathi 23 n.o, Nyasha Mayavo 20 n.o, Mkhululi Tshuma 18, Hatsheed Chohan 1/30, Muhammad Ali 1/39) by 6 wickets

Tanzania tour of Mid West Rhinos in Zimbabwe Schedule

16th Mar 2020: 1st T20 @9AM and 2nd T20 @2PM @Kwekwe Sports Club

17th Mar 2020: 3rd T20 @2PM @Kwekwe Sports Club

18th Mar 2020: 4th T20 @2PM @Kwekwe Sports Club

19th Mar 2020: 5th T20 @2PM @Kwekwe Sports Club

20th Mar 2020: 6th T20 @2PM @Kwekwe Sports Club

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