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Pak vs Zim: Zimbabwe embrace 5 debutants in opposition to Pakistan for Check collection

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  • First Check match between Zimbabwe and Pakistan shall be performed on Thursday, April 29.
  • Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Roy Kaia, Milton Shumba, and Tanaka Chivanga have been named within the Zimbabwe  squad.
  • Brendan Taylor has additionally been recalled to the squad.

Zimbabwe have taken a daring step in opposition to favourites Pakistan by choosing 5 uncapped gamers for the two-match Check collection between the 2 sides that begins from Thursday. 

In accordance with the ICC, Luke Jongwe, Richard Ngarava, Roy Kaia, Milton Shumba, and Tanaka Chivanga have all been named within the 16-player Check match squad for the Pakistan collection. 

Jongwe has managed to safe a berth within the squad after his efficiency within the recently-concluded T20I collection with Pakistan, the place he emerged as the best wicket-taker, impressed the selectors. 

Jongwe had taken 9 wickets all through the three-match collection. 

Brendan Taylor has been recalled to the squad after lacking out on Zimbabwe’s final Check collection in opposition to Afghanistan within the UAE due to well being points. His inclusion within the squad will present some enhance to Zimbabwe. 

A veteran of 31 Check matches, he has scored six centuries and 11 centuries from 199 ODIs. 

The injury-hit hosts shall be lacking Craig Ervine and Wesley Madhevere; Ervine is out with a calf damage whereas Madhevere, who scored a half-century within the last T20I, is sidelined with a hamstring damage.

Pakistan-born Zimbabwe cricketer Sikandar Raza will miss out the Check collection as properly since he’s receiving therapy for a bone marrow an infection.

The primary Check between the 2 sides shall be performed on Thursday, 29 April in Harare.

Squad: Sean Williams (c), Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chisoro, Tanaka Chivanga, Luke Jongwe, Roy Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano

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