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West Indies to tour Zimbabwe for two Tests in February 2023

The first Test is slated for February 4-8 and the second for February 12-16

West Indies last played Zimbabwe in October 2017  •  Getty Images

West Indies last played Zimbabwe in October 2017  •  Getty Images

West Indies will tour Zimbabwe for two Tests in February 2023, both to be played at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. West Indies will start the tour with a four-day warm-up game against a local side, scheduled for January 28 to 31 at the Bulawayo Athletic Club.
The first Test is slated for February 4-8 and the second for February 12-16, both starting at 10am local time.
"The tour to Zimbabwe early in 2023 will be an important part of our 2023 Test programme, which also includes series against South Africa and India," Jimmy Adams, CWI's director of cricket said in a release. "Having produced some good results early in 2022, the team will be eager to begin the year with strong performances in Zimbabwe."
West Indies have toured Zimbabwe just thrice, winning all three series without losing a Test. All of them have been two-Test series and West Indies have won each one of them 1-0. The last of those was in October 2017.
Zimbabwe will be featuring in a Test after one-and-a-half years, having last played the format in July 2021 at home against Bangladesh, in a one-off Test which the visitors won.
"Although it's been a while since we last played Test cricket, our boys will be hungry and ready for some red-ball action and I believe an exciting series against one of the game's top sides is on the cards," ZC director of cricket, Hamilton Masakadza said.
Zimbabwe last drew a Test at home in January 2020, against Sri Lanka, and last won at home way back in September 2013, when they beat Pakistan.