Leicester Electricity Sports are delighted to confirm the signing of Zimbabwean young gun Newman Nyamhuri for their 2024 Leicestershire and Rutland League campaign.

Nyamhuri is one of Zimbabwe’s most exciting prospects who recently starred at the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa (Jan/Feb 2024).

He finished the World Cup as Zimbabwe’s leading wicket-taker (8 wickets at 26.75) and has been touted as a “future star” by the pundits.

An intimidating left-arm quick, and aggressive lower-middle order batter, Nyamhuri has long been regarded as a player of national potential. He secured a full bursary to attend St Charles College in Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), and was named “Best Bowler” in both the 2022 and 2023 ESTON South Africa Schools Championships.

It’s fair to say the Zimbabwean selectors had been taking notice with selection for the Zimbabwe U25s in a match against Uganda in November 2023. He would then secure U19 selection for the World Cup and, in the warm-ups against Ireland (Jan 2024) would show what he was capable of.

After bagging figures of 2-52 in the opening Youth ODI, he would produce a Man of the Match performance in the second. Coming in at number 8 with his side reeling at 124-6, Nyamhuri would strike 56 (66 balls) to guide his side to 236-9. In reply, he would take figures of 3-42 to dismantle the Irish line-up and help Zimbabwe to a 32-run victory.

Roll on the World Cup and Nyamhuri would continue to impress, with notable performances against Sri Lanka (2-50), Namibia (4-21), and in the Super Sixes against England (2-50). He was named Player of the Match against Namibia, and took out the big wickets of Essex batters Luc Benkenstein, and Charlie Ellison against England.

Nyamhuri has firmly put himself on the map and is now very much on Zimbabwe’s national radar. For now, though, the talented prospect set to venture overseas for a UK summer having signed with Leicester Electricity Sports for their 2024 Leicestershire and Rutland League campaign. All eyes will be on this Zimbabwean superstar in the making this summer.