Taylor and Waller in the national squad, warm up match almost cancelled

Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on August 07, 2009

Thank you to our friend Enock Muchinjo from the Zimbabwe Independent for this information.

The warm-up match at Bulawayo Athletic Club has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is believed to be because the Bangladesh kit is yet to arrive - whether this will affect the ODI series remains to be seen, there are still 2 days before the 1st ODI.

Update: In a good show of sportsmanship the Zimbabweans have shared their kit with the Bangladeshi team, allowing the warm-up match to go ahead.

Meanwhile, Brendan Taylor and Malcolm Waller have been brought into the 15 man squad. The most notable omissions are Chris Mpofu and Keith Dabengwa. As expected, Charles Coventry and Mark Vermeulen both made the squad also.

Zimbabwe national squad: Prosper Utseya (captain), Hamilton Masakadza, Mark Vermeulen, Brendan Taylor, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Charles Coventry, Vusi Sibanda, Chamu Chibhabha, Malcolm Waller, Ray Price, Tawanda Mupariwa, Graeme Cremer, Ed Rainsford.

The Zimbabwe A team that was due to play the Bangladeshi's, as expected, would have also featured Brendan Taylor. Tatenda Taibu, out of the national squad due to disciplinary reasons, would have captained Zimbabwe A.

Zimbabwe A vs Bangladeshi's: Tatenda Taibu (captain), Brendan Taylor, Chamu Chibhabha, Friday Kasteni, Bothwell Chapungu, Forster Mutizwa, Timycen Maruma, Chris Mpofu, Shingi Masakadza, Admire Manyumwa, Natsai Mushangwe, Tafadzwa Kamungozi (12th man), Trevor Garwe (13th man).

The Zimbabwe A squad due to play Afghanistan has also been named:

Zimbabwe A vs Afghanistan: Tatenda Taibu (captain), Forster Mutizwa, Admire Manyumwa, Chris Mpofu, Timycen Maruma, Natsai Mushangwe, Friday Kasteni, Bothwell Chapungu, Tendai Chisoro, Cephas Zhuwawo, Regis Chakabva, Shingi Masakadza, Trevor Garwe, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Mbekezeli Mabuza.