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Kelis Tanyaradzwa Ndhlovu: The rising star in Zimbabwe cricket


Kelis Tanyaradzwa Ndhlovu, an under-19 prodigy playing for the revered Lady Chevrons, exemplifies resilience and promise within the Zimbabwe Senior Women’s team. 

Despite a formidable collision with Kenyan player Queentor Abel resulting in concussion during the Zimbabwe-Kenya match, Kelis showcased her fortitude, triumphing in the Botswana game with a remarkable 31 runs and 2-17 bowling figures.

Her stellar performance during the Botswana game earned her the player of the match title, steering Zimbabwe to a resounding 115-run victory in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier.

Kelis Ndhlovu with her player of the match award after the Zimbabwe-Botswana game.

In T20 internationals, she boasts 265 runs and 21 wickets across 20 matches, showcasing her prowess in both batting and bowling.

As the cricket landscape evolves, Kelis emerges as Zimbabwe’s promising talent, poised to carry the legacy of seasoned players like Musonda, Nkomo, and Mupachikwa. She’s a versatile all-rounder, specializing in Slow Left Arm Orthodox bowling and solid batting skills.

Kelis receding the player of the match accolade in the Zimbabwe women’s 50 over league.

Hailing from Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe, remains devoted to her studies, currently in Form 3, with aspirations for Form 4 next year.

Her love for black and white colors reflects her simplicity, echoing her unbiased love for any food, devoid of a favorite dish.
Her cultural heritage remains a mystery, even to herself.

Having traveled to several countries, including Namibia, South Africa, India, Dubai, and Thailand before arriving in Uganda, Kelis admires the shopping, weather, hospitality and the ambiance surrounding the prestigious Entebbe Cricket Oval.

Driven by the desire to see Zimbabwe qualify for the globals, and later the World Cup, Kelis feels the pressure from her demanding fans back home. However, she thrives on this expectation, striving to consistently deliver positive results.

For Kelis, being in Uganda holds a promise to her family: clinching victory in the qualifiers, fueling Zimbabwe’s aspirations in the world of cricket.

With Zimbabwe poised to face Tanzania in a gripping encounter Today, Kelis vows a spirited performance, pledging to lead her team to a triumphant conquest over Tanzania, reflecting her unwavering commitment to Zimbabwe’s cricketing success.

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