Zimbabwe team arrives in Dhaka
Zimbabwe cricket team arrived in Dhaka today on a short tour to Bangladesh.
The 23-member contingent landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka around 5:00pm. They are staying at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the capital.
The Zimbabwe side will play three ODIs and two T20I matches against the hosts. Elton Chigumbura will lead the 16-member squad for both the three ODIs and the two T20Is. The series will kick-off with an ODI encounter on November 7. The following ODIs will be on the 9th and 11th, while the T20Is will be on the 13th and 15th.
Zimbabwe's national selectors chose a 16-man squad for their tour of Bangladesh. Legspinner Graeme Cremer and wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva have been recalled for the upcoming limited-overs matches against Bangladesh.
Brian Chari, Kevin Kasuza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Christopher Mpofu, who were all part of Zimbabwe's limited-overs squad which lost at home to Afghanistan, were omitted from the national team, but will join the Zimbabwe A squad for a home series against Bangladesh A.
Previously, Zimbabwe were to tour Bangladesh in January next year, but due to the unfortunate pullout by Australia out of their two Test tour, BCB decided to invite the African side instead.
Zimbabwe agreed to play Bangladesh on two separate tours.
While Zimbabwe were initially supposed to come to Bangladesh to play two Tests, it was later decided that the two teams will battle it out in three ODIs and three T20Is this month.
Zimbabwe squad: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Wellington Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams
Zimbabwe A one-day squad: Tinotenda Mutombodzi (captain), Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Trevor Garwe, Kevin Kasuza, Godwill Mamhiyo, Prince Masvaure, Peter Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Natsai M'shangwe, Christopher Mpofu, Victor Nyauchi, Kudzai Sauramba, Donald Tiripano, Brian Vitori
Zimbabwe A four-day squad: Godwill Mamhiyo (captain), Brian Chari, Trevor Garwe, Joylord Gumbie, Roy Kaia, Hamilton Masakadza, Prince Masavaure, Peter Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Natsai M'shangwe, Victor Nyauchi, Vusi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano, Brian Vitori