Zimbabwe announces squad for two match Test series against Pakistan
The first Test of the series will kick off from April 29.
Updated - Apr 26, 2021 8:39 pm
Pakistan are currently on their Zimbabwe tour where the three-match T20I series just concluded successfully. The T20I series was sealed by the visitors 2-1. It will now be followed by a two-match Test series which will kick off on April 29. In the latest turn of events, the Zimbabwe team has announced its 16-man Test squad which will be led by Sean Williams.
Though Pakistan bagged the T20I series, one match of the series was won by the hosts which turned out to be historic. Zimbabwe’s 2nd T20I win against the men in green was their first-ever T20I victory against them. Pakistan’s star batter Mohammad Rizwan was declared as the player of the series for his outstanding performance.
Zimbabwe would play two Tests against the touring side of Pakistan. The first one will take place between April 29- May 3 while the second one is scheduled between May 7- May 11 at Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe comes up with the Test squad
TEST SQUAD | Here's @ZimCricketv's 16-man squad to face @TheRealPCB in two Test matches scheduled for 29 April-3 May and for 7-11 May at Harare Sports Club 🇿🇼🇵🇰#ZIMvPAK | #OsakaBatteries | #ServisTyresTestSeries | #VisitZimbabwe | #BowlOutCovid19 pic.twitter.com/AzgGCV6UqI
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) April 26, 2021
Zimbabwe Test squad– Sean Williams (captain), 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.
Talking about the final T20I game, the hosts started off on a good tone but lost the track eventually. They lost the game by 24 runs. However, Wesley Madhevere and Luke Jongwe kept brilliant performances ahead with bat and ball, respectively.
Zimbabwe T20I skipper Sean Williams after series loss
“It is exciting for us as Zimbabwe. We have a talented bunch of boys and if we keep giving them chances, they will get through to the World Cup. It is a young side, but we need to bat at a higher strike rate against the spinners. The senior guys are moving aside to give them chances. It has been an exciting series. The wicket for the Test looks really good and a new bunch of guys will come in for that,” said the Zimbabwe T20I skipper Sean Williams after the loss in the final match.