Zimbabwe looks past politics

Zimbabwe hopes it can put aside off-field dilemmas and produce some scintillating cricket when it takes on the West Indies in the upcoming seven match one-day international series in the Carribean.

While both country's cricket teams are going through some rough stages, the Zimbabweans are hopeful that they can leave the politics off the field and produce some good form on it.

"This is the strongest side available, and though we have our own problems, we will focus on playing good cricket," Zimbabwe coach Andy Pycroft told AFP.

"We are not going to get involved in the politics."

Pycroft also promoted the fact that the touring team will be looking to use the tour as an experience building one, to help build the country's cricketers of the future.

"Our fast bowling attack relies on swing rather than pace, and our batting is inexperienced but talented," he said.

"The team includes a couple of decent spinners in Utseya Prosper, an off-break bowler, and our leggie Ryan Higgins is an exciting prospect.

"We have a very young and inexperienced team which is not used to playing one-day international cricket, but we will look to gain valuable experience on this trip."

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