Uncapped sextet in Zimbabwe training squad

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Zimbabwe have named a strong 25-man training squad ahead of August's one-off Test against South Africa and ODI tri-series, which will also feature Australia.

Zimbabwe have named a strong training squad ahead of August's one-off Test against South Africa and ODI tri-series, which will also feature Australia.

The uncapped Steve Chimhamhiwa, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Cuthbert Musoko, Taurai Muzarabani and John Nyumbu have been included in the 25-man party.

Batsman Mark Vermeulen, who has not played international cricket since 2009, has been afforded the chance to earn a recall.

"I didn't ever lose any love for cricket. I still think I have two or three years left in me and I think I will give it one last full go in the hope that I can play a Test again," Vermeulen told <i>ESPNcricinfo</i> recently.

"I've become more determined because I know I don't have many years left in me. I've become more focused."

The one-off Test will get underway at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday. The tri-series will begin on 25 August and end on 6 September.

Zimbabwe recently appointed all-rounder Elton Chigumbura new Twenty20 International and ODI skipper, while batsman Brendan Taylor retained the Test captaincy.

<b>Squad:</b> Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Steven Chimhamhiwa, Michael Chinouya, Luke Jongwe, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingirai Masakadza, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Natsai M'shangwe, Cuthbert Musoko, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano, Prosper Utseya, Mark Vermeulen, Malcolm Waller and Sean Williams.

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