AS the Zimbabwe national cricket team prepares for the three-match One Day International Series set for Sunday against hosts Sri Lanka on Sunday, coach Lalchand Rajput is confident his charges can produce the desired results.
The Chevrons will be in action again next week Tuesday and Friday.
The team, led by seasoned batter Craig Ervine, was in camp for a week before their departure.
As part of the Super League, the series are also crucial for the 2023 ICC World Cup qualification.
They will be played without spectators in the Pallekelle International Stadium in compliance to Covid-19 health protocols.
Sri Lanka will start as favourites on the back of a record of 44 wins against Zimbabwe’s 11 and two no-results.
Zimbabwe included the uncapped duo of opening batter Takudzwnashe Kaitano and wicket-keeper Clive Madande and the returning Tino Mutombodzi in a 15-man squad.
Chevrons coach Lalchand Rajput was upbeat of a positive outing.
“I am a very confident person and always believe that we can beat Sri Lanka considering that we have had good game time playing the Pro50 tournament. If we play our best cricket and to our potential with our best players, there is every chance that we can qualify directly,” said Rajput.