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Zimbabwe call international players for Pakistan Shaheens one-day series

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HARARE: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Tuesday, unveiled a strong 14-member squad for the six-match one-day series against Pakistan Shaheens, scheduled to commence on May 17.

With the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 on home soil only a month away, the ZC has named a strong squad to race up their preparations to seize a spot in the mega event.

Almost all players who were part of the Zimbabwe squad that faced the Netherlands in March, have been retained for the 50-over series against Pakistan Shaheens that gets underway this Wednesday.

The Zimbabwe Select squad includes the experienced trio of Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Tendai Chatara.

Pacemen Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava have also been picked alongside spin bowlers Wellington Masakadza and Brandon Mavuta as well as all-rounders Ryan Burl and Wessly Madhevere.

Besides the 14 international players, named to face the Pakistan Shaheens, the hosts will also be lending an opportunity to seven young players to gain some valuable experience.

ZC arranged the one-dayers to help Zimbabwe fine-tune for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 that will be staged across four venues in Harare and Bulawayo from 18 June to 9 July.

The event will see 10 teams competing for the two remaining places at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India later in the year.

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