India in Zimbabwe 2013 July 6, 2013

Shingi, Chakabva dropped from Zimbabwe squad

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Shingi Masakadza, the fast bowler, and Regis Chakabva, the wicketkeeper, have been dropped from Zimbabwe's ODI squad for the five-match series against India starting July 24.

Tinashe Panyangara, the seamer, was also dropped from the squad that was announced for the home series against Bangladesh earlier this year. No replacements have been named by Zimbabwe Cricket for the players that have been dropped.

Shingi, who has played 11 ODIs, last played for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh on May 5, while Chakabva, who has played 17 ODIs, last played ,along with Panyangara, on May 3 against the same opponents.

Brendan Taylor, the captain, is also the only wicketkeeper in the squad. The squad features five seamers, including Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Brian Vitori, Elton Chigumbura and the uncapped Michael Chinouya.

Zimbabwe squad: Brendan Taylor (capt & wk), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Michael Chinouya, Elton Chigumbura, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Natsai M'shangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams

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  • Dummy4 on July 13, 2013, 8:22 GMT

    i hope this tour will be very interesting to watch & learn

  • Sam on July 11, 2013, 20:24 GMT

    Why Raymond Price is overlooked ? I just have no idea. Utseya is economical but doesn't take wickets averaging 40 where price is economical, aggressive & takes at least a wicket per match. Surprised that Zim dropped S Masakadza. He's a wicket taker & got the variety. Jarvis was terrible against Ban. I guess he's still in the team just because of his pace. I don't rate Maruma as a batsman plus there are already many spinners in the team. Can't find a place for Maruma to fit in as a spinner. The young legspin duo of Mushangwe-Mutombodzi is exciting prospect. Glad that Zim took Cremer too. Craig Ervine is a big loss. Excellent batsman, showed his class in WI. Zim needs to get him in. But too much selection error as I said earlier. Starting XI for 1st ODI: 1 Masakadza 2 Sibanda 3 Raza 4 Taylor 5 Williams 6 Waller 7 Chigumbura 8 Mushangwe 9 Mutumbodzi 10 Vitori 11 Chatara.

  • Dummy4 on July 11, 2013, 10:11 GMT

    Hope we will see some big hitting from our Zimbabwean batsmen not only Taylor its becomes boring to see only one man hold the team together.

  • Graham on July 10, 2013, 19:44 GMT

    Actually looking ahead and prior to this cricket against what is likely to be an India A XI. the fixture with Australia A is probably more relevant to Zimbabwe's future as a Test playing nation. A winter visit by a team who have just been playing in a cold English spring will be a real Test and could be a true indicator of how things are in ZC. ...PROPER CRICKET FIRST?

  • Dummy4 on July 10, 2013, 12:44 GMT

    why isn't Richmond Mutumbami playing!!!!!????????????????surely you can't depend on 1 keeper in a 5 match series. the captain B.T has been struggling with his fitness and everyone knows that.has he suddenly improved on his fitness already????i wonder????lol.. why then leave out a handy wicket keeper batsman who has the potential to contribute to the teams' success, considering India is bringing in second string side. how are we as a country developing and exposing youngsters and yet they are dropped? Yes some might argue saying he didn't score in the Test series :( but i can promise Zimbabwe Cricket that the youngsters are more hungry than expected!!!i salute the selectors for finally giving Mike "Rhino" Chinouya a chance to play for the country, he surely deserves a chance and i know with the grace of God that he will perform and prove the selectors wrong. LET'S GO BOYS!!!!!!!WE ALL BEHIND YOU!

  • kudakwashe on July 9, 2013, 5:33 GMT

    we shall rise zim#rise zim rise#

  • ZCF on July 8, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    @grahaam, the lack of substance lies squarely in the impossibility of comparison to which you refer. There's a lot of substance in what said. Unfortunately I can't help it if you don't see it. Jarvis&Shingi are both right arm medium-fast new ball seamers. My point still stands, Shingi's growing influence as a definite pick across all formats, with Jarvis clearly being a definite no for LOIs, as well as being less effective in Tests, meant he was in danger of losing his central contract.

    You accuse me of slating individuals as if it's without basis. Jarvis features on this list, and it's clear Shingi instead of him should be in the team. Going forward, Shingi would have to be extremely bad to reach the lows of Jarvis' ODI stats:;bowling_positionmax1=4;bowling_positionmin1=1;bowling_positionval1=bowling_position;class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=bowling_strike_rate;size=100;team=9;template=results;type=bowling

  • Julian on July 8, 2013, 21:58 GMT

    Don't know why everyone jumps to the defence of Utseya in 141 matches he only has 111 wickets and an average of 47 !!!!! everyone raves on about he's run rate of 4.3 but Price has a runrate of under 4 !!!! plus he takes roughly a wicket per match. Cremer is slightly more expensive but takes wickets more regulary plus the two young leggies Mutombodzi and Mushangwe are young and have loads of potential I cant see why Utseya is held in such regard. He was a good warrior back in the dark days when there was no one else and captained a young team well, but it's time to move on. @ ZCF_OUTCAST we get the point you don't like Jarvis but rubbishing him at any chance is getting old I felt he improved against BD in the ODI's and Im hopeing he has a big series against India as I also hope Utseya has a big series and proves me wrong !!!!

  • Graham on July 8, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    ZCF OUTKAST again you show little knowledge of cricket comparing Jarvis with Shingi is impossible , Jarvis is line and length bowler with late swing ability , where as Shingi is a battler who gets wickets with poor deliveries, The result will be a hugely different set of stats when their careers end. Jarvis is just so much better. The 2 leg spinners added to the squad again are like English club cricketers playing around during warm ups, one of them may well come through in time, but for now Utseya and Price should rule the spin positions with Cremer being coached back to his best, which was evident before his prolonged absence due to injury, The ssquad should include Utseya and Cremer (if no Price) , with the other 2 spinners left out to bolster the batting, Williams and H masakadza can both bowl middle overs, . Please add some substance to your comments, rather than just slating individuals.

  • ZCF on July 8, 2013, 8:17 GMT

    Gentlemen, we should not underestimate that this is India & it's remote promise of IPL riches&recognition. There is also the central contracts renewal due in about August. That explains the questionable selections.

    With the emergence of the superior legspin duo, Cremer was excluded from LOIs last time, & considering he's been an absolute embarrassment in Tests, he should be history. Most of you question Utseya but forget how well he handled pressure in powerplays when our seamers&young leggies were fetching in WI, before going on to totally outbowl Cremer in that Test.

    Jarvis should have long lost his red jersey. With his great striking abilities, Shingi was a big candidate to top wicket taking charts for us against India alongside Vitori. Since Vitori&Bulawayo boy Mpofu won't lose theirs, Jarvis would've been squeezed out of a contract by Shingi who can bat&bowl better.

    After Chigumbura, Maruma our most promising MVP for all formats. That some of you don't see that is a real pity!

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