Zimbabwe Cricket Announce ‘New Look’ 16-Man Squad for ODI Series Against Ireland


HARARE – Zimbabwe has announced a 16-man squad for the upcoming three-match One-Day-International (ODI) Series versus Ireland, commencing this Wednesday at the Harare Sports Club in the capital. 

Zimbabwe Cricket announces squad for ODI series versus Ireland December 2023
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The team's lineup marks the return of Milton Shumba and Takudzwanashe Kaitano, both of whom have had impressive spells in the just ended Pro50 Championship; after spending a considerable time away from the international scene.

Notably, Wessly Madhevere will be absent from the squad, after a run of below par scores on the international circuit.

Captain Craig Ervine will be entirely absent from the series, while the potential inclusion of Sean Williams remains uncertain pending the results of a scan. 

Sikandar Raza will step in to lead the side in Ervine's absence.

The series will kick off with the first match on Wednesday, followed by the second fixture on Friday, and the final match on Sunday. 

Some of the matches however may be interrupted due to weather, with rain forecasted over the course of the series.

Zimbabwe's Squad for Ireland ODI Series:

  • Sikanda Raza (capt)
  • Ryan Burl
  • Faraz Akram
  • Tanaka Chivanga
  • Joylord Gumbie
  • Luke Jongwe
  • Innocent Kaia
  • Takudzwanashe Kaitano
  • Tinashe Kamunhukamwe
  • Clive Madande
  • Wellington Masakadza
  • Brandon Mavuta
  • Tony Munyonga
  • Blessing Muzarabani
  • Richard Ngarava
  • Milton Shumba

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