AUS vs ZIM: Blessing Muzarabani back as Zimbabwe name squad for ODI series against Australia
AUS vs ZIM: Zimbabwe left for Australia on Tuesday morning with a squad of 15 players including the fit-again Blessing Muzarabani.
The fast bowler, who has fully recovered from a thigh muscle tear, is the only addition to the side that faced India in the just-ended one-day international (ODI) series in Harare, with Tanaka Chivanga and also John Masara remaining at home among the non-travelling reserves.
Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza and Milton Shumba are still sidelined by hamstring, collarbone fracture, shoulder tendon and quadricep injuries respectively.
In Ervine’s absence, Regis Chakabva will once again captain Zimbabwe. In the three ODI matches against Australia scheduled for 28 and 31 August and also 3 September in Townsville.
The games will be starting at 1:40 AM Zimbabwe time (9:40 AM Australia time).
Therefore, the series is part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, a 13-team competition serving. As the main route for direct qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 to staged in India.
Burl Ryan, Chakabva Regis (captain), Evans Bradley, Jongwe Luke, Kaia Innocent, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Madande Clive, Madhevere Wessly, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Munyonga Tony, Muzarabani Blessing, Ngarava Richard, Nyauchi Victor, Raza Sikandar, Williams Sean.
Australia vs Zimbabwe ODI Series
Sunday Aug 28: Riverway Stadium, Townsville, 9:40am
Wednesday Aug 31: Riverway Stadium, Townsville, 9:40am
Saturday Sep 3: Riverway Stadium, Townsville, 9:40am