Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A, 3rd Test, Bulawayo June 29, 2006

Zimbabwe make changes for final 'Test'

Cricinfo staff

Zimbabwe's selectors have made three changes to their A-team squad for the final four-day Test against Bangladesh at Bulawayo starting on Friday.

Keegan Meth, Chamu Chibhabha and Tino Mawoyo have been drafted in to replace Bernard Mlambo, Hamilton Masakadza and Kudzai Taibu. The selectors have also released Johannes Matigonda, who had been in the squad to learn.

Meth, the teenage allrounder who featured on the recent tour of the Caribbean, replaces Taibu who had a wretched time in the first two matches. Chibhabha is comes in for captain Hamilton Masakadza who has taken days off to study for his university examinations, while Mawoyo, a former Zimbabwe Under-19 captain, comes in for Bernard Mlambo.

Also joining the squad is Admire Manyumwa. A-team manager Givemore Makoni said they were bringing him in so that he could be exposed to the tour experience.

In the absence of Masakadza, Stuart Matsikenyeri will captain the side.

Bangladesh lead the series after their victory in the first Test while the second ended in a tense draw with Zimbabwe needing 28 runs to win from three overs with two wickets in hand.

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