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February 12, 2010
News : Blignaut and Marillier included in provisional squad for West Indies
Series/Tournaments: Zimbabwe tour of West Indies
Two uncapped players - the batsman Greg Lamb and allrounder Shingirai Masakadza - have been included in a 15-man squad for Zimbabwe's upcoming five-ODI tour of the Caribbean. However there was no place in the squad for Dougie Marillier or Andy Blignaut, whose hopes for international comebacks had been boosted when they were named in a 30-man provisional squad on February 1.
Lamb, 28, has been in top form during the domestic season since he returned home to Zimbabwe after five years with English county Hampshire. Shingirai, the younger brother of Zimbabwean vice-captain Hamilton Masakadza, has also been in stellar form.
Prosper Utseya has been named captain of the touring side that also included Tatenda Taibu. Sean Ervine, who was one of the rebel group which openly clashed with Zimbabwe Cricket in 2004, and Anthony Ireland, who has also returned to Zimbabwe ahead of the domestic Twenty20 competition, are still restricted by contracts with teams overseas.
Zimbabwe will play one Twenty20 and five ODIs against West Indies ahead of the ICC World Twenty20, which begins in late April.
Squad: Prosper Utseya (capt), Brendan Taylor, Tatenda Taibu, Hamilton Masakadza, Ray Price, Graeme Cremer, Charles Coventry, Vusi Sibanda, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Greg Lamb, Elton Chigumbura, Shingirai Masakadza, Timycen Maruma, Chris Mpofu, Kyle Jarvis.
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