Zimbabwe is full member of the ICC with both test & ODI status. Although in late 2005 they voluntarily withdrew themselves from the test arena after a slew of bad performances in that format of the game & resignation of some senior players. They have restarted playing test matches from this year with their first tour against Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe has so far given some extremely talented players to world cricket. The likes of Bob Houghton, Allistair Campbell, Heath Streak, Paul Strang, Andy & Grant Flowers, Murray Goodwin, Neil Johnson etc have all played for Zimbabwe. Andy Flower was once ranked as the top most batsman in the world & is now the coach of the English national cricket team. They have won the ICC Trophy three consecutive times in 1982, 1986 & 1990. After that in 1992 they became a full time member of the body with test playing status & qualify for the tournament automatically. In 2011 World Cup they lost in the very first round.
Zimbabwe's most successful World Cup campaign so far has been in 1999 when they were placed 5th in overall ranking. The team is currently captained by Elton Chigumbura and Alan Butcher is the coach.
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