Zimbabwe Twenty20 triangular series 2012 June 16, 2012

Sibanda returns for Zimbabwe

ESPNcricinfo staff

Vusi Sibanda, as expected, has been picked in Zimbabwe's squad of 15 for the first unofficial Twenty20 of the tri-series against South Africa and Bangladesh. Opening batsman Sibanda was not considered for Zimbabwe's tour of New Zealand in January, after he chose to play grade cricket in Australia instead of fulfilling domestic commitments in Zimbabwe.

Left-arm spinner Ray Price and wicketkeeper Tatenda Taibu are left out from the squad due to injuries - Price has a hamstring niggle, while Taibu is recovering from a finger injury. Taibu's absence means captain Brendan Taylor will keep wickets.

Being the hosts allows Zimbabwe the opportunity to experiment with their combination, chairman of selectors Givemore Makoni said. "Since we are playing at home, we have the flexibility to change the squad as we go along," Makoni said. "So the squad we are announcing is only for the first Twenty20 match."

Zimbabwe play Bangladesh in the tournament opener on Sunday.

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  • Dummy4 on June 17, 2012, 4:12 GMT

    Charles coventry should be there as wicketkeeper and should include some U-19 players not useless players lke staurt maksikenyeri

  • Dummy4 on June 16, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    were is keagan meth?????? ?????

  • Dummy4 on June 16, 2012, 11:10 GMT

    Im glad Stuart Matsikenyeri is back, he is a very exciting player. The inclusion of Richard Muzhange is also a good, it shows ZC is looking into the future, lets hope he gets a start in one or two of the Internationals. Go team Zimbabwe you have a point to prove, this thing of playing against 2nd string sides has to end re-earn your respect and you'll play more games and hence make more money. We can do this.

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