Mutumbami returns to Zim squads


Richmond Mutumbami and Taurai Muzarabani have been included in Zimbabwe's 16-man squad to play Pakistan in two T20 and three ODI matches, starting later this month.

The 26 year-old Mutumbami is selected as wicketkeeper/batsman ahead of Regis Chakabva who kept wicket during the New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe in August.

Medium-pace bowler Taurai Muzarabani, 28, has played in three T20s, but is yet to make his ODI debut while the rest of the squad comprises players who were in the squads for the T20I and ODI series against New Zealand.

Zimbabwe's convener of selectors Kenyon Ziehl said: "The dynamic of the squad is made up of a calm and aggressive combination for the Pakistan series.

"It's a squad based on building a performance-related culture and giving a platform to the younger future players to prove their ability."

The first T20 against Pakistan is scheduled for the 27th of this month followed by the second match of the series on the 29th. The ODIs will take place on 1, 3 and 5 October with all the matches being played at the Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe squad: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Sikandar Raza, Chamu Chibhabha, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Prosper Utseya, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.