Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A, Kwekwe Sports Club February 24, 2005

Blignaut returns for final 'Test'

Cricinfo staff

Zimbabwe A and Bangladesh A lock horns in the third and final four-day Test match, which gets underway at Kwekwe Sports Club on Friday. Bangladesh have already secured the series with back-to-back wins.

Zimbabwe A first-choice wicketkeeper Tafadzwa Mufambisi has been ruled out of the game because of injury and the selectors have called up Wisdom Siziba, a useful keeper and a top-order batsman.

Another change is the return of Andy Blignaut who is expected to bat an No. 6. in place of Gregory Strydom who has struggled with the bat. Blignaut, who was one of the rebels who went on strike last April, announced that he was prepared to play again earlier this week.

Terrence Duffin and Vusumuzi Sibanda are again expected to open with captain Dion Ebrahim, in need of runs, coming in at No. 3 while Kudakwashe Samunderu and Chamunorwa Chibhabha complete the top order line up.

With Mluleki Nkala still injured, Blessing Mahwire will lead the bowling attack with Waddington Mwayenga, Campbell Macmillan and legspinner Graeme Cremer.

Golam Nowsher, a member of the Bangladesh selection panel arrived in Zimbabwe on Monday and managed to see his side complete their 190-run victory on Tuesday. Mohammed Enamul Haque (jnr), who picked up ten wickets in the first match but was rested for the second game is likely to return.