Zimbabwe announce 16-member squad for ODI series against Bangladesh


Zimbabwe has introduced the 16-member squad that may lock horns with Bangladesh in a three-match ODI sequence, which begins on July 16 (Friday).

Senior all-rounder Sikandar Raza and quick bowler Tendai Chatara have returned to the squad after a protracted haul. In the meantime, Ryan Burl, who suffered a knee sprain, made a comeback into the crew.

Zimbabwe have additionally introduced again pacer Luke Jongwe within the one-day setup after 5 years. He has been part of the Take a look at and T20I squad however has not performed any 50-over video games. The aspect, led by Brendon Taylor, additionally boasts three uncapped batters in ODIs – Tadiwanashe Marumani, Dion Myers and Milton Shumba.

The 35-year-old Sikandar Raza has made a return to the squad after a niche of just about 4 months. He suffered a bone-marrow an infection and needed to stay away from the motion. Raza underwent surgical procedure on April 2 after he felt extreme ache in his proper arm in the course of the Zimbabwe-Afghanistan sequence in Abu Dhabi earlier this 12 months.

Two Zimbabwe cricketers proceed to stay in isolation

In the meantime, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine, who had been in isolation in the course of the Take a look at match, will proceed to stay out after coming involved with relations who contracted the COVID-19 virus.

“Though the duo returned unfavorable coronavirus check outcomes this week, the ZC medical crew is making frantic efforts to make sure the 2 senior gamers first full additional well being and health assessments earlier than they are often allowed to hitch the squad within the bio-secure bubble,” A Zimbabwe Cricket press launch acknowledged.

The ODI sequence between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe shall be part of the ICC Tremendous League, which is a significant qualification path to the 2023 World Cup. Zimbabwe are at present positioned on the backside amongst 13 groups, with solely 10 factors from three matches.

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