Sean Williams shored up Zimbabwe’s innings with a belligerent 75, but the team total was hardly enough to trouble Pakistan who eased to a six-wicket victory in the second one-day international (ODI) match played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
With the win, the hosts
Zimbabwe Cricket Wednesday named five uncapped players in the 15 member squad for the upcoming two-test series against Sri Lanka starting this Sunday.
A notable absentee from the squad is seamer Tendai Chatara, who has been ruled out after failing to recover from a bicep injury
Zimbabwe’s last test victory came in 2013 when they beat Pakistan by 24 runs in Harare. Since then they have played 12 Tests, losing 11 and securing 1 draw.
Their chase had been powered by Sean Williams' 80, but his dismissal in the 37th over left the lower order with too much to do, and UAE held their nerve to record their first victory over a Test nation
Taylor’s maiden century against the Windies goes in vain as Zimbabwe must beat the UAE on 22 March to qualify for the World Cup
Zimbabwe have recalled Sean Williams and Cephas Zhuwao for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will take place in Bulawayo and Harare from 4 to 25 March.
A Zimbabwe Select side will face the Netherlands in three one-day matches in Harare next week.
The matches, all to be played at Harare Sports Club, are scheduled for 27 and 29 September and 1 October.
Zimbabwe have retained the entire squad that toured the Netherlands in
'It's quite a nice relationship all the batters have got with our batting coach.' © AFP
On a track that has now begun to produce unplayable balls, Zimbabwe's key to victory on day five will be discipline. So says Sikandar Raza, whose maiden Test century played a
Wellington Masakadza, who last played an international match in March 2016, has been included in Zimbabwe's One Day International (ODI) squad for the series against Sri Lanka.
The left-arm spinner, who has 15 wickets from 10 ODIs, last appeared in a 50-over international fixture in 2015,
National team captain Graeme Cremer has been included in the Zimbabwe A side for the three one-day matches against Canada in Harare next week.
Cremer was named together with fellow seasoned internationals Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza Butt, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Tinashe Panyangara, Malcolm Waller, Tendai Chatara and