The Caribbean cricket team is expected to touchdown in Bulawayo in the afternoon ahead of their scheduled two-Test series against the Chevrons starting on October 21.
By SportBrief Reporter
The West Indies Cricket Team will jet in today for their two-Test series against Zimbabwe starting in about a week’s time.
Meanwhile, the Chevrons have started their preparations for the series as they are already in camp in the City of Kings. The Zimbabwe squad will be consisted of seventeen players with notable big name additions in the form of Kyle Jarvis and former captain Brendan Taylor.
The duo will certainly be a welcome boost for the Chevrons after having terminated their contracts abroad to rejoin the international cricket scene.
Notable absentees in the Chevrons squad include Tendai Chatara who will miss out through injury and Donald Tiripano who was overlooked while potential debutants Mike Chinouya and Richard Ngarava have been selected.
Ahead of the trip, West Indies captain Jason Holder emphasized that his team will not under-estimate Zimbabwe, despite the Caribbean boys never having lost to the Chevrons.
“They (Zimbabwe) had a really good time in Sri Lanka and they seem to be very competitive,” the all-rounder noted.
“And obviously with Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis coming back into their squad, they’re pretty much at full strength as well.
“Consistency is something I’ve preached in the dressing room for a very long time and I think once we’re consistent in all departments we should get the results we’re looking for.”
The tourists are set to play Zimbabwe “A” in a three-day match starting on Sunday.
Zimbabwe squad to face the West Indies
Graeme Cremer (captain), Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Regis Chakabva, Malcolm Waller, Solomon Mire, Sikandar Raza Butt, Peter Moor, Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Richard Ngarava, Chris Mpofu, Mike Chinouya, Kyle Jarvis, Nyasha Mayavo