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Zimbabwe name squad for Dhaka Test


A 15-man Zimbabwe squad has been named for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh where the tourists will face-off in one-off Test.

Zimbabweans in delights after a fall of wicket
Zimbabweans in delights after a fall of wicket

 

Top-order batsman Craig Ervine will lead Zimbabwe in the Test match in absence of regular skipper Sean Williams, who has taken leave ahead of the birth of his first child. Williams will join the side from the ODI series which starts after the Test match.

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Williams is not the only one to be missing from the team. They have been hit with injuries of pacers Kyle Jarvis (back) and Tendai Chatara (bicep). Experienced Chris Mpofu has been picked to cover the gap in the team.

Zimbabwe Test squad will leave for Bangladesh on February 14. They will play a two-day warm-up match against BCB (Bangladesh Cricket Board) XI in Fatullah. The sole Test will commence on February 22 at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur.

Zimbabwe have been a regular visitor to Bangladesh. They played in a T20I tri-series (including Afghanistan) last year. Zimbabwe do have a sweet memory in this country recently. They handed Bangladesh an 151-run defeat at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in November 2018. The series was eventually drawn 1-1 after the hosts came back with a 218-run win in Dhaka.

Zimbabwe came close to a victory in their last Test against Sri Lanka which was drawn in Harare.

Zimbabwe Test squad: Craig Ervine (captain), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Kevin Kasuza, Timycen Maruma, Prince Masvaure, Christopher Mpofu, Brian Mudzinganyama, Carl Mumba, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Ainsley Ndlovu, Victor Nyauchi, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Charlton Tshuma

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