Ireland in Zimbabwe 2015-16 October 8, 2015

Masakadza dropped from Zimbabwe squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

The experienced Hamilton Masakadza was not at his best against Pakistan © AFP

Hamilton Masakadza has been dropped from Zimbabwe's ODI squad for the home series against Ireland due to his patchy form. However, there will still be family representation in the XV, with his younger left-arm spinning brother, Wellington Masakadza, having been included. If Wellington does get a game, he will be the third of the Masakadza siblings to play for Zimbabwe, with fast bowler Shingi also have made the national team.

Middle-order batsman Craig Ervine, who missed the home ODIs against Pakistan due to a hamstring niggle, returns to the squad. Graeme Cremer, who had sprained his ankle during that Pakistan series, misses out, having not yet fully recovered. A Zimbabwe Cricket statement said his ankle might require another two weeks to heal, and he will undergo an MRI scan to confirm the extent of the damage to it.

Following unconvincing scores of 15 and 7 against Pakistan, Hamilton Masakadza was left out for the final ODI of that series, and it was expected that he might miss out here.

Zimbabwe host Ireland for three ODIs, starting on October 9.

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