Zimbabwe squad for Pakistan tour announced, Charles Coventry returns
Batsman Charles Coventry has been recalled to the Zimbabwe squad for the limited overs tour to Pakistan as the African nation’s 16-man squad was announced on Tuesday. Coventry will play his first international match after a gap of four years as he last played for Zimbabwe in the 2011 World Cup.
The 32-year-old’s knock of 194* against Bangladesh in 2009 was previously the highest score in ODIs which he shared with Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar. During his absence from Zimbabwe cricket, Coventry was playing club cricket in Dubai but later decided to make him available for international cricket.
Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer, who had quit cricket two years ago to become a professional golfer, makes a return as well. Vusi Sibanda, who was left out from the World Cup 2015 squad, is also recalled.
The 10-day tour starts on May 22 and all matches will be played in Lahore. Recently, a Zimbabwe Cricket delegation expressed their satisfaction on the security arrangements in Pakistan.
Squad: Elton Chigumbura (C), Sikandar Raza Butt, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Roy Kaia, Hamilton Masakadza, Christopher Mpofu, Tawanda Mupariwa, Richmond Mutumbami, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Sean Williams.