The shortest format of the game T10 has now entered Africa with Zimbabwe hosting its first-ever global league. The Zim Afro T10 league will begin 21st of July in Harare with the game between Harare Hurricane and Bulawayo Braves. Here is the Harare Sports Club Pitch Report for the Zim Afro T10 league.
It will be a great achievement for a nation like Zimbabwe to host a league of its own in which top white ball players across the world will participate. It will bolster the talent of the Zimbabwe national team as their young players will get the opportunity to face the best players.
The league will consist of 25 matches including 4 playoff matches and all being played at the Harare sports club. It will wrap up shortly inside 9 days as the final is scheduled to be played on the 29th of July. It is a 5 team tournament in which the top 4 teams will be playing the playoffs and the team with the least points will get eliminated.
Harare Sports Club Pitch Report for Zim Afro T10
This venue is going to host its first-ever T10 game, however, it is a great batting surface when it comes to the white ball. The teams batting first enjoy scoring runs on this pitch as it offers trustable bounce on which batters love to play flashy strokes.
In addition, it is a 10 overs a side game so things might get different games which means the wickets will remain the same throughout the game. It is expected that the first few games of the tournament will be run scoring fest in which we will see 14-150 scores at par.
Bowlers don’t have much in this format however still the fast bowler will get help while moving their fingers across the seam. The toss winner should opt to bat as it is a wicket where defending the target is an achievable task.
Harare is bright and sunny for the upcoming week with no signs of rain. The temperature will hover from 22 degrees to 27 degrees with a wind speed of 10-8 KMPH. Due will be a factor in the evening games as there is some percentage of humidity in the atmosphere.
Harare Sports Club T20 Records
- Total Match Played: 35
- Batting First Won: 22
- Batting Second Won: 13
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 157
- Highest Score: Australia: 229/2
- Lowest Score: Zimbabwe 99/9