Zimbabwe’s cricket player, Kelis Ndlovu is one of the most spoken females in the country’s world of sports.
Kelis the 16-year-old player has made waves especially last week, as she became part of the team that faced Scotland United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the aim of determining who would make it to the ICC Women World Cup.
Kelis opened the batting for her nation, and she took 6-16in four overs bowled against Scotland.
She has had an unbeaten 158 first wicket partnership with Sharne Mayers in her debut series in Namibia. She also had 46 runs off 46 runs off 40 balls and took 1-14 this was her debut qualifier.
Other ladies who made history during the tournament are Modester Mupandikwa who had been leading the wicket keeping dismissal statistics during the ICC Women World Cup Qualifiers.
Modester also has four dismissals three catches and one stumping. Zimbabwe was leading in group B, until they faced the hosts UAE in Wednesday last week at Tolerance Oval and lost by four weeks.
Despite the Lady Chervon’s remaining at the top of the group, the Zimbabwe national Women Cricket team qualified for the semifinals as they defeated Papua New Guinea and Thailand in the group.
Zimbabwe later faced Ireland in the finals to determine who will go ahead unfortunately Zimbabwe was then defeated as Ireland won by 137-6 in 20 overs and Zimbabwe had 133-6 in 20 overs.
Kelis who was the only teenager in the team in currently preparing for the ICC women T20 world cup next year.
In other sports news, the Bulawayo Basketball Association hosted the Pre-season tournament which was hosted at Khanyisile anc Eveline.
Pool A for the ladies consisted of: Lakers A, Nust and City Towers.
While Pool B: Angels, Highlanders, and Lakers 2.
The teams that went to the semifinals are Lakers A who faced off with Highlanders and won the game by 34 points against 12 respectively.
While another group of finals was between, City Towers anc Lakers 2.
Lakers 2 lost the game by 18 points while City Towers won by 28 points.
This means, City Towers are to face off eighth Lakers A for the finals. The male’s regional Pre-season Tournament pools A and B consisted of:
Pool A being Mavericks who played well in their last game against their pool mates the Lakers B as they won 33-16.
This made it clear that the, Mavericks was going through to the semifinals.
Unfortunately, in Pool A the Titans didn’t make it to the semifinals, as the Legends joined the Maverick to the finals and faced teams in Pool A that made it to the semis.
Pool B consisted of Giants, Lakers A, Highlanders and Nust.
Lakers A and Giants made it to the semis however they were both defeated by Pool A teams, Mavericks, and the Legends by 38-31 and 25-14 respectively.
Mavericks and the Legends will battle out to determine the regions champion.
During the pre-season in the campaign to the finals, the legends had defeated the Mavericks by 30-27 points.