Tendai Chatara, the Zimbabwe fast bowler who has been absent from the Test arena for nearly three years, has found his way back into the team for the one-off match against Bangladesh starting July 7 in Harare.
The 30-year old seamer last played for Zimbabwe in November 2020 but he has been an active participant in domestic cricket this year and even led the bowling attack in an A team series against South Africa last month.
Zimbabwe have chosen an expanded squad of 20 members and, although they lost their last Test series, to Pakistan 2-0, the bulk of those players have been retained. There are four uncapped cricketers also in the mix - opener Takudzwanashe Kaitano and fast bowler Tanaka Chivanga, who were part of the last Test squad but did not get to play, batter Joylord Gumbie, who was among the reserves, and 19-year old Dion Myers, who forced himself into the reckoning with a half-century against South Africa A.
Zimbabwe will look to seniors like the captain Sean Williams, Craig Ervine and Brendan Taylor to bring their batting some backbone while their bowling features exciting talents like Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava.
Zimbabwe squad for one-off Test against Bangladesh: Regis Chakabva (wk), Tendai Chatara, Tendai Chisoro, Tanaka Chivanga, Craig Ervine, Joylord Gumbie, Luke Jongwe, Roy Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Kevin Kasuza, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams (capt)
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