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Zimbabwe Cricket Conducts National Search for New Fast-Bowling Talent

Zimbabwe Cricket has embarked on a talent hunt to identify fast bowlers who will be incorporated into the national team after intensive training

Ambitious amateur Zimbabwean cricket players had a chance to show their stuff to national team selectors in trials of the “fast bowler search” national campaign at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday.

The talent hunt began on March 23 in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city, progressing to Kwekwe, Kadoma and Masvingo before coming to Harare.

Finalists selected next month will receive training from experienced fast bowlers on the Zimbabwean national team such as bowling coach Heath Streak,

Under-19 coach Kevin Curran, a competition selector, told VOA Studio 7 reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye that he has seen impressive talent.

"It's amazing to see how well some of these guys bowl so naturally without any special training or expertise. Some of them are already bowling at an average speed of 120 kilometers an hour with just the natural instinct of pace bowlers," the trainer said.