One surprise in 16-man squad November 20, 2004

Masakadza called up by Zimbabwe

Wisden Cricinfo staff



Hamilton Masakadza: recalled from studies © Getty Images

Hamilton Masakadza was surprisingly included in Zimbabwe's 16-man squad for the first two one-day internationals against England, to be played at Harare Sports Club on November 26 and 28.

The last time Masakadza, 21, played a competitive match was in 2002, since when he has been in South Africa studying at university. In 2001 he became the then-youngest player to score a century on Test debut, against West Indies.

The rest of the selections were as expected, with recent one-day form being the main criterion.

Zimbabwe squad
Dion Ebrahim, Brendan Taylor, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Hamilton Masakadza, Mark Vermeulen, Tatenda Taibu (capt and wk), Elton Chigumbura, Vusi Sibanda, Donald Samunderu, Douglas Hondo, Tinashe Panyangara, Mluleki Nkala, Chris Mpofu, Edward Rainsford, Prosper Utseya, Gavin Ewing.

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