November 9, 2019

Anesu shines in England

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…but admits wounds of T20 World Cup miss still fresh

Mugove Chigada

ZIMBABWE female top bowler Anesu Mushangwe has left a mark in England.

The Lady Chevrons star was voted Most Valuable Player while she also got the Best Bowler award for Hursley Park cricket club for the campaign under review.

 “I would say that achievement makes me feel excited.  On the other hand, I feel I need to work extra hard so I can improve from what I did last time,” Mushangwe told ZTN.

The 23-year-old is an important member of the Lady Chevrons team and believes the campaign helped her improve.

 “My stay in England was okay. I felt challenged a bit as I played against and with county players which were good. That’s why I have that thought to keep on working hard so that I can improve,” she said.

“The standards are improving more often. So it’s best for players to invest and put more effort in their game.”

Mushangwe was one of those pained by missing out on the last T20 World Cup qualifiers.

This was after Zimbabwe national teams, players and officials were barred from taking part in all ICC events during the suspension which has since been lifted.

However, the damage had already been done.

“The wounds haven’t healed,” Mushangwe said. “It even got worse after my success at club because every effort I put was to prepare for the World Cup qualifiers.”

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