Zim A prepare for Pakistan one-day series
THE Zimbabwe A squad will play its second and final warm-up match at Old Hararians Sports Club in the capital today in preparation for the one-day series against Pakistan A.
The tourists are scheduled to arrive in Harare this evening for the five-match one-day series that begins on Monday. The second match will be on Wednesday, the third next Friday, the fourth on October 3 and the fifth on October 5. All matches will be played at Harare Sports Club.
Today’s practice match marks the end of a fortnight in which the Zimbabwe A squad has been working on fitness, fielding, bowling and batting with head coach Douglas Hondo assisted by his deputy Wayne James and fitness trainer Walter Karimanzira.
South African-based Tanaka Chivanga has been called up for the first time and he will be looking to impress the selectors as he sets his sights on the senior national team.
Among newcomers are bowlers Tapiwa Mufudza, Carl Mumba and Victor Nyauchi.
The national selectors also used the one-day series against Pakistan A to give game time to senior team players Elton Chigumbura and Malcolm Waller, who were not involved in the July Test tour by New Zealand and last played international matches in June when Zimbabwe hosted India.
After the five one-dayers, the tour will move to Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo used to prepare for the two Test matches against Sri Lanka at the end of October. Cricket.