Former Zimbabwe skipper Heath Streak admitted it was hard to sit back and watch England stroll to a series win.
"There are some talented players in this team and we (the rebels) could have formed a strong combination with them," said Streak, present on Sunday.
"You don't enjoy watching your country lose badly. I still have a lot of friends in the changing room.
"I don't have issues with the players. My issues are with Zimbabwe Cricket and the behaviour of some of the board."
After conceding a fourth successive defeat to the tourists on Sunday, current skipper Tatenda Taibu admitted his side are still on a learning curve.
"We are not quite there yet. We need a bit of experience and the more games we play the better we become," he said.
"We are just getting individual performances on the day, but we have to play good cricket for 100 overs and we have to get it together in a game.
"I'm very lucky that I have a bunch of young guys who really want to play for their country and give their best."