Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh 2010-11 November 23, 2010

Butterworth replaces Flower in Zimbabwe squad

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Zimbabwe have included the uncapped Ryan Butterworth in their ODI squad for the tour to Bangladesh, after his impressive performances in the recent Stanbic Bank 20 Series. The 29-year-old Butterworth scored 165 runs at an average of 82.50 and a strike rate of 181.31, and also took six wickets with his part-time medium pace to help Mashonaland Eagles claim the Twenty20 trophy.

Grant Flower, who made a surprising return to international cricket for the recent ODI series in South Africa, is not in the squad, having possibly played his last competitive first class match. Flower, however, will continue in his role as Zimbabwe batting coach for the series, which will see five ODIs played between December 1 and December 12. Sean Williams also missed out on the tour after sustaining a hamstring injury during the Stanbic Bank 20 Series.

Zimbabwe have recalled medium-pacer Keegan Meth, who has not played for the national side since 2006, while spinner Ray Price returns after missing the tour of South Africa for personal reasons. Regis Chakabva, a 23-year-old wicketkeeper with just one ODI under his belt, is also in the side.

Butterworth also performed well during his stint in England last summer, where he scored more than 1000 runs and took more than 40 wickets for Whitehaven in the North Lancashire league.

Zimbabwe will go into the series looking for their first ODI victory since they beat Ireland in September, but will face a Bangladesh side buoyant after their recent 4-0 drubbing of New Zealand.

Zimbabwe Squad: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Tatenda Taibu (wk), Brendan Taylor, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingi Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Raymond Price, Ryan Butterworth, Craig Ervine, Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer, Keith Dabengwa, Chris Mpofu, Keegan Meth

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  • on November 29, 2010, 21:28 GMT

    I think in this squad the best 11 should be 1. Tamim, 2. Imrul, 3. Junaid, 4. Rakib, 5. Shakib, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Rahim, 8. Shuvo, 9. Mortoza, 10. Razzak, 11. Rubel. I also think Ashraful should not be included in any games. Nayem is a backup of shuvo, is shuvo wont perform, then nayem should be included replacement of Shuvo

  • mahjut on November 29, 2010, 11:01 GMT

    AGHh it can be frustrating being a zim supporter but i guess people have to do what's best for them. Generally re pace i sadly agree with Flowerpower esp where rainsford is concerned (he had real potential...and returned... nothing!!). Zim really do struggle against spin and although a whitewash would be a HUGE disappointment (I mean they've only once been whitewashed by BD and that was when things were really, really bad - things have moved on from even the last series which although they lost 4-1 and two of those were BIG losses they did win one and ran the last to just a wkt between the two - though BD supporters will put that down to dead rubber syndrome i'd imagine, i would if the shoe was on the other foot;) )! Go Zim

  • cricket_Freakk on November 28, 2010, 3:05 GMT

    I think that squad for BD should be like: 1.tamim 2.kayes 3.nafees/junaed 4.jahirul/rakibul 5.sakeb 6.mahmudullah 7.mushfiq 8.neyeem 9.mashrafee 10.rubel/shafiul 11.razzak/shuvo . I definitely want to exclude Ashraful. Nayeem is a good alround with hard hitting capability; moreover he is in good form shown in Asian Games journey.

  • t2_t24 on November 27, 2010, 13:53 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh will play good cricket and batting will be much more better than last series And team should be like- 1. Tamim 2.Kayes 3.Nafees 4.Raqibul 5.Shakib 6.Mushfiq 7. Mahmudullah 8. Shuvo 9. Mashrafe 10. Razzaq 11. Rubel....I think ashraful should not be included from the beginning of the series.....Raqibul has good temperament and able to stay in the wicket which is very much needed for bangladesh because most of the time we lose early 2-3 wickts...good luck bangladesh....

  • Quddus-Mamu on November 26, 2010, 23:54 GMT

    Bangladesh squad should be like this : 1. Tamim 2. Kayes 3. Jahirul/Nafees, 4. Ashraful, 5. Shakib 6. Mushfiq, 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Mashrafee, 9. Razzak/Shuvo, 10. Rubel, 11. Shafiul, 12. Nayeem.

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on November 26, 2010, 19:02 GMT

    I think it will be a dissapointment if we don't do a Bangla-Wash. I hope Tamim is preparing himself to beat Sachin's 200 run record in ODI. I just hope they don't become complaicent. Goodluck Bangladesh.

  • on November 26, 2010, 13:09 GMT

    sachit1979,andy quit international cricket to concentrate on mining.tuskers couldnt meet his asking price,so he walked.as for doug,i think he's just not gud enough to make the team anymore.zim should have included hondo in the squad,we need some cover for the spineless pace attack we have.though i dnt think it wld be a bad idea to look at guys njabulo ncube in the future.he's got 1 of the best economy rates so far in the domestic league.a bit of international experience might help his development.for the umpteenth time,cld cric info pliz look into why seane ervine and anthony ireland dnt wanna come play for zim...

  • on November 26, 2010, 11:29 GMT

    hami shld perfom bt he shldnt open put in taylor wit chibhabha hamu in at 3, taibu, butterworths....zim shld put in a decent score wit e rest of the battn 2 cum...we shld win in bangladesh

  • Sachit1979 on November 25, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    Could somebody please tell what happened to Andy Blignaut and Doug Marillier? I don't see them playing even domestic Cricket. Why Zimbabwean selectors are ignoring their experience to prepare for WC 2011. Andy Blignaut is proven all rounder with both bowl and bat and Doug has great past credentials in subcontinent.

  • on November 25, 2010, 15:42 GMT

    Bangladesh should make spin wicket. The team got some brilliant spinners like shakib, Razzak, Shuvo. But they goanna make pace wicket. This decision would be wrong. Zim is a very strong team now. But weak in spin.

  • on November 29, 2010, 21:28 GMT

    I think in this squad the best 11 should be 1. Tamim, 2. Imrul, 3. Junaid, 4. Rakib, 5. Shakib, 6. Mahmudullah, 7. Rahim, 8. Shuvo, 9. Mortoza, 10. Razzak, 11. Rubel. I also think Ashraful should not be included in any games. Nayem is a backup of shuvo, is shuvo wont perform, then nayem should be included replacement of Shuvo

  • mahjut on November 29, 2010, 11:01 GMT

    AGHh it can be frustrating being a zim supporter but i guess people have to do what's best for them. Generally re pace i sadly agree with Flowerpower esp where rainsford is concerned (he had real potential...and returned... nothing!!). Zim really do struggle against spin and although a whitewash would be a HUGE disappointment (I mean they've only once been whitewashed by BD and that was when things were really, really bad - things have moved on from even the last series which although they lost 4-1 and two of those were BIG losses they did win one and ran the last to just a wkt between the two - though BD supporters will put that down to dead rubber syndrome i'd imagine, i would if the shoe was on the other foot;) )! Go Zim

  • cricket_Freakk on November 28, 2010, 3:05 GMT

    I think that squad for BD should be like: 1.tamim 2.kayes 3.nafees/junaed 4.jahirul/rakibul 5.sakeb 6.mahmudullah 7.mushfiq 8.neyeem 9.mashrafee 10.rubel/shafiul 11.razzak/shuvo . I definitely want to exclude Ashraful. Nayeem is a good alround with hard hitting capability; moreover he is in good form shown in Asian Games journey.

  • t2_t24 on November 27, 2010, 13:53 GMT

    I hope Bangladesh will play good cricket and batting will be much more better than last series And team should be like- 1. Tamim 2.Kayes 3.Nafees 4.Raqibul 5.Shakib 6.Mushfiq 7. Mahmudullah 8. Shuvo 9. Mashrafe 10. Razzaq 11. Rubel....I think ashraful should not be included from the beginning of the series.....Raqibul has good temperament and able to stay in the wicket which is very much needed for bangladesh because most of the time we lose early 2-3 wickts...good luck bangladesh....

  • Quddus-Mamu on November 26, 2010, 23:54 GMT

    Bangladesh squad should be like this : 1. Tamim 2. Kayes 3. Jahirul/Nafees, 4. Ashraful, 5. Shakib 6. Mushfiq, 7. Mahmudullah, 8. Mashrafee, 9. Razzak/Shuvo, 10. Rubel, 11. Shafiul, 12. Nayeem.

  • Bengali-Tiger007 on November 26, 2010, 19:02 GMT

    I think it will be a dissapointment if we don't do a Bangla-Wash. I hope Tamim is preparing himself to beat Sachin's 200 run record in ODI. I just hope they don't become complaicent. Goodluck Bangladesh.

  • on November 26, 2010, 13:09 GMT

    sachit1979,andy quit international cricket to concentrate on mining.tuskers couldnt meet his asking price,so he walked.as for doug,i think he's just not gud enough to make the team anymore.zim should have included hondo in the squad,we need some cover for the spineless pace attack we have.though i dnt think it wld be a bad idea to look at guys njabulo ncube in the future.he's got 1 of the best economy rates so far in the domestic league.a bit of international experience might help his development.for the umpteenth time,cld cric info pliz look into why seane ervine and anthony ireland dnt wanna come play for zim...

  • on November 26, 2010, 11:29 GMT

    hami shld perfom bt he shldnt open put in taylor wit chibhabha hamu in at 3, taibu, butterworths....zim shld put in a decent score wit e rest of the battn 2 cum...we shld win in bangladesh

  • Sachit1979 on November 25, 2010, 16:09 GMT

    Could somebody please tell what happened to Andy Blignaut and Doug Marillier? I don't see them playing even domestic Cricket. Why Zimbabwean selectors are ignoring their experience to prepare for WC 2011. Andy Blignaut is proven all rounder with both bowl and bat and Doug has great past credentials in subcontinent.

  • on November 25, 2010, 15:42 GMT

    Bangladesh should make spin wicket. The team got some brilliant spinners like shakib, Razzak, Shuvo. But they goanna make pace wicket. This decision would be wrong. Zim is a very strong team now. But weak in spin.

  • on November 25, 2010, 6:37 GMT

    Totally agree with FlowerPower about Hondo, the other pace bolwers are just not cutting, I think if he works on his physical condition he can make it for the World Cup.

    Have to add also that Coventry has to go to the world cup, he is the only one I can see being an x-factor in this team

  • AnotherFlowerFan on November 25, 2010, 6:12 GMT

    There is no way for a Banglawash this time around!

  • on November 24, 2010, 22:43 GMT

    I hope it will be a Tough series for both team. Bangladesh having some pressure for home team. Here people are really "Cricket Crazy". Recently they made whitewashed NewZealand, so people's expection will be more & more... ! If they made any mistake with Zimbabw, people will not forgive them.... ! Coz, Bangladesh played with Newzealand without our Two big staar**** Tamim & Mashrafee. For this series they are back to squad. Now we want Bangladesh will play better cricket from more than Newzealand series. I hope bangladesh team will be like this, 1.Tamim Iqbal, 2.Shahariar Nafees,3.Junayeed Siddiqe/Kayees, 4.Ashraful/Jahirul,5.Shakib,6.Mahmudullah,7.Mushfiq,8.Nayeem,9.Mashrafee, 10.Razzak/shuvo,11.Rubel/Shafiul. (Please for God sack, dont pick again Raqibul to the Squad...) We r waiting for One more Banglawash....

  • Nduru on November 24, 2010, 20:34 GMT

    Glad to see Cremer was actually included in the squad! Thanks for correcting that. Apart from anything, he needs the practice on the world cup wickets. I guess with Taylor also bowling quite well these days and Butterworth too, Greg Lamb is expendable. Good luck Zim. Of course Bangla probably have the upper hand at home, but at least win a couple, and fight hard.

  • Damong1974 on November 24, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    Jarvey is out of competitive cricket until about Feb11. I think I remember him telling me that the last time I spoke to him. There was suggestions that he may have to alter his bowling action.

  • taku_89 on November 24, 2010, 12:59 GMT

    Dont worry people Greame Cremer is definately in the squad...just a typo. Cricinfo can you fix this

  • AnotherFlowerFan on November 24, 2010, 12:36 GMT

    I agree - for pace Mpofu is the best we have got right now. For Bangladesh Hamilton has to pull up otherwise try Raza

  • FlowerPower on November 24, 2010, 11:21 GMT

    Problem Area: Pace Attach

    1. Mpofu no pace, but that shouldn't be an issue (McGrath wasn't a Shane Bond), if you dont have pace then you must add more to your deliveries (learn from Hall and Chris Harris, in the just end Twenty twenty domestic competition)...sadly this is the best we have!

    2. Masakadza, a strike bowler, but can lose you a game, he is expensive

    3. Chigumbura, sadly off form, or the captaincy has negatively affected him

    4. Raisnford, hasnt really developed

    5. Mupariwa, has lost confidence, his stats still all time Zim best, what happened there?

    6. Jarvis, was promising until the injury...what is the latest?

    7. Ireland (more a test bowler), can he not be lured back?

    8. Panyangara, still finding his way back, but still yound enough to come back

    9. Hondo, in the absence of talent why not rope him back as a stop gap measure as the others learn their trade.

    Surprising thing is with Streak, Dizzy (Gillespie), Donald coaching we are struggling in this department.

    4

  • FlowerPower on November 24, 2010, 11:03 GMT

    Not too sure if I am right, but you have 14 in the squad of "15" possibly omitted Creamer in the list (or Lamb).

    Fair selection, with the following notes:

    If Creamer is out...it would be a step back...he is a good young bowler who should be exposed (especially with the WC in that part of the world). If Lamb is out, that is a loss, he has grown as a bowler (suited to the Asian conditions) and also a useful lower/middle order batsman...having said that, Keith Dabengwa is in the same bracket, although I rate Lamb's bowling better and vice versa the batting, so its either for me (although Lamb is better experienced at this level).

    What's the word on Jarvis? Cricinfo, please do some work. Surely you have links to these people, ask and inform us, realy is it asking too much? Last I heard he had a stress fracture. Our pace is our achilles. Mpofu and Masakadza are not there yet. To their advantage is age (23 and 24 resp)...but really this is a big weakness. And chances of Ireland comeback?

  • on November 24, 2010, 10:00 GMT

    The team selection looks good, yes Cremer is a good option but there is limited space for the spinners with Price & Utseya in the squad. The captaincy should be given to Taibu as Elton is struggling as an all rounder.

  • Nduru on November 24, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    Why no Graeme Cremer? He was the top bowler in the 20 Series and surely you want two specialist spinners for Bangladesh? The fact that Cremer is not even mentioned here is poor reporting.

  • on November 24, 2010, 5:45 GMT

    Hope he can perform well in Bangladesh. I still wanna see a Banglawash :D.

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  • on November 24, 2010, 5:45 GMT

    Hope he can perform well in Bangladesh. I still wanna see a Banglawash :D.

  • Nduru on November 24, 2010, 8:12 GMT

    Why no Graeme Cremer? He was the top bowler in the 20 Series and surely you want two specialist spinners for Bangladesh? The fact that Cremer is not even mentioned here is poor reporting.

  • on November 24, 2010, 10:00 GMT

    The team selection looks good, yes Cremer is a good option but there is limited space for the spinners with Price & Utseya in the squad. The captaincy should be given to Taibu as Elton is struggling as an all rounder.

  • FlowerPower on November 24, 2010, 11:03 GMT

    Not too sure if I am right, but you have 14 in the squad of "15" possibly omitted Creamer in the list (or Lamb).

    Fair selection, with the following notes:

    If Creamer is out...it would be a step back...he is a good young bowler who should be exposed (especially with the WC in that part of the world). If Lamb is out, that is a loss, he has grown as a bowler (suited to the Asian conditions) and also a useful lower/middle order batsman...having said that, Keith Dabengwa is in the same bracket, although I rate Lamb's bowling better and vice versa the batting, so its either for me (although Lamb is better experienced at this level).

    What's the word on Jarvis? Cricinfo, please do some work. Surely you have links to these people, ask and inform us, realy is it asking too much? Last I heard he had a stress fracture. Our pace is our achilles. Mpofu and Masakadza are not there yet. To their advantage is age (23 and 24 resp)...but really this is a big weakness. And chances of Ireland comeback?

  • FlowerPower on November 24, 2010, 11:21 GMT

    Problem Area: Pace Attach

    1. Mpofu no pace, but that shouldn't be an issue (McGrath wasn't a Shane Bond), if you dont have pace then you must add more to your deliveries (learn from Hall and Chris Harris, in the just end Twenty twenty domestic competition)...sadly this is the best we have!

    2. Masakadza, a strike bowler, but can lose you a game, he is expensive

    3. Chigumbura, sadly off form, or the captaincy has negatively affected him

    4. Raisnford, hasnt really developed

    5. Mupariwa, has lost confidence, his stats still all time Zim best, what happened there?

    6. Jarvis, was promising until the injury...what is the latest?

    7. Ireland (more a test bowler), can he not be lured back?

    8. Panyangara, still finding his way back, but still yound enough to come back

    9. Hondo, in the absence of talent why not rope him back as a stop gap measure as the others learn their trade.

    Surprising thing is with Streak, Dizzy (Gillespie), Donald coaching we are struggling in this department.

    4

  • AnotherFlowerFan on November 24, 2010, 12:36 GMT

    I agree - for pace Mpofu is the best we have got right now. For Bangladesh Hamilton has to pull up otherwise try Raza

  • taku_89 on November 24, 2010, 12:59 GMT

    Dont worry people Greame Cremer is definately in the squad...just a typo. Cricinfo can you fix this

  • Damong1974 on November 24, 2010, 18:19 GMT

    Jarvey is out of competitive cricket until about Feb11. I think I remember him telling me that the last time I spoke to him. There was suggestions that he may have to alter his bowling action.

  • Nduru on November 24, 2010, 20:34 GMT

    Glad to see Cremer was actually included in the squad! Thanks for correcting that. Apart from anything, he needs the practice on the world cup wickets. I guess with Taylor also bowling quite well these days and Butterworth too, Greg Lamb is expendable. Good luck Zim. Of course Bangla probably have the upper hand at home, but at least win a couple, and fight hard.

  • on November 24, 2010, 22:43 GMT

    I hope it will be a Tough series for both team. Bangladesh having some pressure for home team. Here people are really "Cricket Crazy". Recently they made whitewashed NewZealand, so people's expection will be more & more... ! If they made any mistake with Zimbabw, people will not forgive them.... ! Coz, Bangladesh played with Newzealand without our Two big staar**** Tamim & Mashrafee. For this series they are back to squad. Now we want Bangladesh will play better cricket from more than Newzealand series. I hope bangladesh team will be like this, 1.Tamim Iqbal, 2.Shahariar Nafees,3.Junayeed Siddiqe/Kayees, 4.Ashraful/Jahirul,5.Shakib,6.Mahmudullah,7.Mushfiq,8.Nayeem,9.Mashrafee, 10.Razzak/shuvo,11.Rubel/Shafiul. (Please for God sack, dont pick again Raqibul to the Squad...) We r waiting for One more Banglawash....