Zim A pre­pare for Pak­istan one-day se­ries

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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.

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