Zimbabwe Cricket, on Tuesday (February 16), named a 15-member squad for the two-Test tour of Afghanistan, scheduled from March 2, to be led by Sean Williams.
Tarisai Musakanda, who hasn’t played an international game since his debut in Sri Lanka in 2017, has been recalled to the Zimbabwe side for the Test series against Afghanistan. The 26-year-old has been recalled to the side at the back of good performances with the bat in the National Premier League, which included back-to-back centuries for the Southerns.
The experienced duo of Brendan Taylor and Craig Ervine failed to join the national team camp due to illness and as a result, were not considered for the tour. Tendai Chatara and Chamu Chibhabha have also missed out as they are still yet to fully recover from right upper-arm and thigh muscle injuries respectively. PJ Moor was ruled out too after he suffered a hamstring injury during a practice match this week.
Zimbabwe have also recalled Ryan Burl apart from the uncapped Wessely Madhevere. They will also play three T20Is on the tour, which is set to be held in Abu Dhabi. The trio of Milton Shumba, Faraz Akram and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe will join the squad later for the T20I series.
Zimbabwe are set to leave for Abu Dhabi on Friday
Test Squad:Sean Williams (captain), Ryan Burl, Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva, Kevin Kasuza, Wesley Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Brandon Mavuta, Tarisai Musakanda, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Donald Tiripano