5 January 2013

Zimbabwe: Matabeleland Tuskers Resume Training

Bulawayo Bureau — REIGNING Castle Logan Cup champions, Matabeleland Tuskers, resumed their training on Wednesday after a three-week festive break ahead of their clash against Southern Rocks at Queens Sports Club today.

The two teams will clash in a Pro-50 One-Day game tomorrow and then square off in a Twenty20 match tomorrow.

Tuskers will be hoping to complete a double in the Pro50 One-Day competition against Southern Rocks whom they beat by nine runs in the first game before losing by four wickets in the Twenty20.

Southern Rocks, who are coached by former Tuskers gaffer Dave Houghton, will not be pushovers.

Tuskers are out of the Twenty20 competition leaving them to fight for the Castle Logan Cup and the Pro50 One-Day titles.

Heath Streak's Tuskers lost by seven wickets against Manicaland Mountaineers in their first One-Day game of the season and also fell by five runs in the Twenty20 to the same side.

The Bulawayo club also lost both their games away to Mashonaland Eagles in Harare and got a bonus point in their 132-run win against MidWest Rhinos.

In that big One-Day victory, skipper Graig Ervine scored an unbeaten 106.

Opening batsman Brian Chari scored 63.

"We have to work hard in all the areas - that is batting, fielding and bowling if we are to win silverware," said Streak.

"The issue of us under-performing in shorter versions of the game might be psychological and we have to be mentally tougher in our approach as we have the ability to win.

"We just have to be composed."

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