Zimbabwe tour of West Indies 2012-13 January 29, 2013

Price dropped from Zimbabwe limited-overs squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ray Price, the left-arm spinner, was dropped from Zimbabwe's limited-overs squad for the upcoming tour of West Indies, but he would join the team for the Test series that follows the ODIs and the Twenty20s. Left-arm seamer Brian Vitori, who has been part of all three squads since making his debut in August 2011 against Bangladesh, was dropped for the tour.

Left-hand batsman Sean Williams, who has played 47 ODIs and a T20 before, was included for the Tests for the first time while he has been left out of the limited-overs team. He played his last international match - an ODI against Canada - during the 2011 World Cup.

Another new name to feature in both Test and limited-overs squads is Tendai Chatara, the Mountaineers right-arm seamer, who has picked up 13 wickets in three first-class matches this season.

The team will play three ODIs, two T20s and two Tests in what happens to be Zimbabwe's first tour of the West Indies in 13 years. It is the first time they are playin a two-Test series since playing India in 2005.

Four members of the limited-overs squad - Craig Ervine, Chamu Chibhabha, Tino Mutombodzi and Natsai M'shangwe - will return after the ODIs and T20s and will be replaced by Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Ray Price and Graeme Cremer for the Tests.

ODI and T20 squad: Brendan Taylor (capt), Hamilton Masakadza, Vusi Sibanda, Tino Mawoyo, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Prosper Utseya, Regis Chakabva, Malcolm Waller, Keegan Meth, Craig Ervine, Chamu Chibhabha, Tino Mutombodzi, Natsai M'shangwe

Test squad: Brendan Taylor (capt), Tino Mawoyo, Vusi Sibanda, Hamilton Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Malcolm Waller, Kyle Jarvis, Keegan Meth, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Raymond Price, Graeme Cremer

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  • John on January 31, 2013, 16:37 GMT

    After his batting stats in First Class cricket this season I would have prefered Mutumbami in the test wicketkeeper position. Zimbabwe cannot afford to have a specialist wicketkeeper who contributes lowly with the bat. As it stands it looks most likely that Chakabva will get the nod ahead of Mutumbami. If we are choosing these teams on merit, then Mutumbami and Glen Querl must at least have got a chance.

  • Paul on January 31, 2013, 10:47 GMT

    Hard to believe that Glen Querl and Charles Coventry aren't included! All very well dropping Price from ODI side, but he is only guy who can sensibly hold an end up if the opposition are in full flow.

  • Edd on January 30, 2013, 21:08 GMT

    Can't understand why Ed Rainsford never gets a run in the team, he's got a much better record than Chris Mpofu, who is seemingly undroppable?!

    Would be great to see Glen Querl given a go but I think there are whispers about his action. Similarly Gary Ballance would be one of Zimbabwe'a beat players but has tied his colours to England. Can't see him getting a game for us anytime soon though!

  • associate cricket fan on January 30, 2013, 17:45 GMT

    Test Xi 1.Hamilton Masakadza 2.Tino Mawoyo 3. Vusi Sibanda 4.Brendan Taylor (capt) 5.Sean Williams 6.Malcolm Waller 7.Regis Chakabva(WK) 8.Prosper Utseya 9.Raymond Price 10. Kyle Jarvis 11.Chris Mpofu ODI xi 1.Hamilton Masakadza 2.Vusi Sibanda 3.Brendan Taylor (capt+wk) 4.Craig Ervine 5.Sean Williams 6.Malcolm Waller 7.Chamu Chibhabha 8.Prosper Utseya 9.Keegan Meth 10. Kyle Jarvis 11.Chris Mpofu I hope this team would give some fight to this WI team. nice to williams back. Disappointed with elton getting dropped and rainsford wasnt picked for the team. he did a decent job as a bowled for his team. I dont why keeps getting ignored. Elton is the best allrounder zimbabwe ever had after heath streak.

  • Sachit on January 30, 2013, 9:47 GMT

    Notable absentees: Elton Chigumbura (Both formats), Glen Querl (Both formats), Ed Rainsford (Tests), Charles Coventry (ODIs).

    There was no reason to carry 3-3 spinners in both the formats. They could have easily created space for Rainsford and Querl one each in each format. Moreover its like sin to exclude explosive Chigumbura and Coventry from limited format.

  • Drew on January 30, 2013, 9:01 GMT

    I would of had Elton Chigumbura in the side just standing there rather than not playing at all.

  • TholletBeura on January 30, 2013, 6:15 GMT

    I'm a bit worried by the inclusion of Regis Chakabva in the squad he has been in poor form this season in domestic cricket and to expect him to perform in the West Indies is just asking for a miracle. He must be averaging less than 20 this domestic season, maybe Mutumbami deserved a chance. I also don't think Maruma has done anything special during this season domestic cricket to deserve a call up, he has been okay but not too good to deserve a call up. Nevertheless all the best for team Zimbabwe

  • sean on January 29, 2013, 22:58 GMT

    Elton Chigumbura was justifiably dropped due to poor form, but he and Hamilton are stealing the lime light in BPL right now. This is a good thing because it will make whoever replaced him perform harder. On another note, Zim should aim to play all their 50 overs and also aim to play out at least 150 overs in their 1st innings regardless batting first or second.

  • ADARSH on January 29, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    hope zimbabwe plays well against west indies... wana watch this :p

  • Suraj on January 29, 2013, 19:36 GMT

    Who care I think No One Except ESPN.Meaning Less Tour..Zimbabwe, newzeland and Bangladesh Should be dropped in to associate and affiliated country list rather than Test Because They Never get enough chance to play test against TOP 5 Oppositions..any whenever they got chances it will be damnly one sided context so They need to Concentrate on ODIs and T20Is rather than Test.I already know what will be the results of This Tour...

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