Started last Saturday, the West Indies will be expected to deliver a series win in Zimbabwe, with the host gearing up for their first Test in 18 months.
While West Indies wants to win again with the help of Brian Lara who was hired to be a performance mentor for the team, starting with a win in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has achieved its first objective of just playing Test cricket again after a long gap. Getting matches and series are regular challenges for the southern Africans.
Zimbabwe has enjoyed some sort of recent revival, though, following the return of former captain, Dave Houghton to take up the role of head coach again. Houghton’s presence has led to a more positive outlook for Zimbabwe, which won a T20 series and drew a One-Day series against Ireland last month and has managed to attract former England’s batter, Gary Ballance back to his country of birth.
Ballance made his international debut for Zimbabwe against Ireland and is set to make his Test debut against West Indies, having switched allegiance from England back to Zimbabwe, where he was a youth international before moving to Britain.