ZIMBABWE countrywide girls’ cricket group big-name Sharne Mayers has been in notable shape with the bat at the continued International Cricket Council (ICC) Women T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier. The 26-yr-old cricketer has already recorded 1/2-centuries as the group seeks to progress to the subsequent qualification stage for the global occasion in T20 cricket. Mayers, who has also represented Zimbabwe in hockey, scored 62 runs within the first Group A match towards Mozambique before another interesting sixty-five when the crew performed Tanzania.
The Bulawayo-born megastar didn’t attain a half of-century for the primary time in the competition. At the same time, she fell for 40 in Zimbabwe’s eighty-two-run victories over Rwanda on Thursday, which sealed qualification to the very last in opposition to Namibia at Harare Sports Club this afternoon.
Simply positioned, Mayers is presently taking part in her sport in countrywide group colors, and he or she attributes her crimson patch to hard work and the input of her coaches. I have labored hard for this, and I got quite a little feedback from my coaches on how to pass about my innings. It feels correct appearing for my team, and I hope to hold doing more,” Mayers instructed The Sports Hub in an interview on Friday. Mayers, who captained Zimbabwe on the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Global Qualifier, where the team failed to qualify for the worldwide showpiece, stated she changed into decided to ensure that her dream of rubbing shoulders with the quality gamers on the World Cup turns into a reality.
Playing in a World Cup is the ultimate aim. It is something that I really need to gain before I retire from the game.
“As a team, we’re presently so encouraged and targeted on achieving our goals. We all recognize what we need, and it suits with the crew desires, so I don’t have any doubt we can move all of the ways, particularly if we keep on our cutting-edge course,” she said. Playing at a World Cup will fulfill what has been a lifelong purpose for Mayers, who, like most Zimbabwean cricketers, got her early creation to the sport by way of gambling the game together with her pals and siblings at the outside of their Morningside domestic in Bulawayo.
Cricket is a recreation we played within the outdoor of our home in Bulawayo. I come from a sporting own family. My father played provincial squash; my brothers performed hockey as well as provincial cricket. Many of my cousins have been worried about various sports at the provincial and national stages. And as soon as I turned into able to play at faculty with the men, it encouraged me even extra knowing that I had the support from my own family and my faculty,” Mayers said.
Mayers, who attended Masiyephambili Junior School before transferring to Petra for primary and high college, went directly to make her debut for the national girls’ cricket team in 2006 at the age of 14. I started gambling outdoor cricket at approximately 6 before I commenced playing at college after I changed into about 10, and I made my debut for the national team in single-day worldwide suits at 14,” she said.
Apart from the senior national group, Mayers has additionally represented the Zimbabwe U19s at the same time as locally; she has performed for Tuskers girls, Queens Sports Club, and is present with Bulawayo Athletic Club.
Interestingly, Mayers has some other expertise in hockey, having represented the country in the game in which she is likewise a qualified umpire. I am worried about different sports activities consisting of hockey, and it’s wherein I am likely to be observed when I am no longer playing cricket. I have without a doubt performed for the Zimbabwe hockey crew within the beyond,” she stated. In hockey, she played for the Zimbabwe Schools U18 side, the Zimbabwe girls’ facet, and the Zimbabwe U21 groups. She additionally had a stint overseas with Old Boys Collegians Cricket Club in New Zealand. She presently umpires in local hockey fits and is graded in worldwide hockey with International Hockey Federation.