Chigumbura steps down as Zimbabwe captain


Elton Chigumbura has stepped down as captain of Zimbabwe after guiding the side to a series-leveling 31-run victory over Bangladesh in the fourth T20I in Khulna on Friday.

The 29 year-old Chigumbura has led his country in 80 limited-overs matches, winning 20 of them. He also led the side to famous victories over Australia and New Zealand at home in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

The hard-hitting right-handed batsman has not been in the best of form with the bat in recent times while he has seemingly given up on his bowling having started his career as an allrounder.

Chigumbura said: "I have enjoyed the challenges that came with leading the team. Now I feel it's the best time to leave it to the next guy to lead us so I can focus on my game as a player.

"I am sure I will lead from the front as a senior player as I still believe I have more years of playing in me and of winning games for the team."

The Zimbabwe Cricket Board have not as yet announced a replacement, with their next assignment being a short limited-overs tour to the West Indies before the World T20 in March.