Zim looking to replicate WC warm-up form

2015 World Cup

Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura is hopeful that his side can take the good form displayed in their World Cup warm-up matches and tranfer it to the main games when the tournament proper gets underway.

Zimbabwe start their global tournament campaign against South Africa, who are one of the favourites to lift the title, at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand on Sunday.

In their official warm-up matches, Zimbabwe shocked Sri Lanka, to beat them by seven wickets, and were well on top against New Zealand before rain curtailed that match.

Chigumbura hopes that those displays will give his team confidence to not hold anything back when they play their more illustrious African neighbours.

The Zimbabwe skipper said: "It (the warm-up performances) gives us a lot of confidence. It gives us a lot of the belief that we do need as a team, that it's possible to beat a big team, and obvious, looking at the guys who performed, our main batters, which is a good sign.

"We're looking forward to the main games now, and hopefully the guys who performed well will carry on with their form and hopefully finish on the better side tomorrow.

"Obviously, playing a big team is challenging, but at the same time for us, it's also a good opportunity to express ourselves and try and play our best cricket and if we stick to our game plans and our processes right, at the end of the day it's about the team that plays the best cricket on the day."

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