Zimbabwe pick uncapped duo for Ireland T20Is

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Sikandar Raza will continue to lead Zimbabwe in the shortest format
Sikandar Raza will continue to lead Zimbabwe in the shortest format © Getty

On expected lines, Zimbabwe ring in multiple changes to their T20I squad ahead of their next assignment, at home against Ireland. After failing to qualify for the T20 World Cup following a poor showing in the qualifiers, Zimbabwe's selectors have axed four players from that squad.

Pacer Tendai Chatara, spinner Wellington Mazakadza and openers Innocent Kaia and Nick Welch are the ones who have been left out. Leg spinner Brandon Mavuta and Tony Munyonga have been recalled and the selectors have also picked two uncapped players. 20-year-old batter Brian Bennett, who was amongst the runs in List A cricket recently for Mountaineers, has been rewarded and 25-year-old fast bowler Trevor Gwandu has been picked as well.

Sikandar Raza will continue to lead the side and will have the services of veteran Craig Ervine, who missed the majority of the qualifiers with a groin injury. The three-match series kicks off December 7 at the Harare Sports Club. The same venue will host the next two games as well on December 9 and 10.

Squad:Sikandar Raza (c), Brian Bennett, Ryan Burl, Craig Ervine, Trevor Gwandu, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Brandon Mavuta, Carl Mumba, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sean Williams




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