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Williams, Taylor, Ervine named in Zimbabwe squad for Ireland, Scotland tours

The trio complete an 18-man squad, with no one missing out from the squad that played T20Is against Bangladesh in July

Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams are part of the 18-man squad  •  AFP via Getty Images

Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams are part of the 18-man squad  •  AFP via Getty Images

Sean Williams, Brendan Taylor, and Craig Ervine will be available for Zimbabwe again after being named in an 18-man squad for their limited-overs tours of Ireland and Scotland this month. Zimbabwe are due to play five T20Is to start the tour against Ireland from August 27, followed by three World Cup Super League ODIs at Stormont. They will then head to Scotland for three T20Is.
Taylor had been rested from Zimbabwe's T20I squad for the home series against Bangladesh last month, while Williams and Ervine missed out on all three formats against Bangaldesh after coming into contact with people who tested positive for Covid-19. The rest of the touring squad is the same as the 15-man squad that played against Bangladesh in the T20I series under Sikandar Raza.
Zimbabwe have not qualified for the upcoming T20 World Cup, but the ODIs against Ireland will be a chance for them to drag themselves off the bottom of the World Cup Super league points table and push for qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup. In their most recent ODI series, Zimbabwe were swept 3-0 at home by Bangladesh. As for Ireland, they are placed seventh on the Super League table, although they have had the benefit of playing 12 matches; Zimbabwe have played only six.
Zimbabwe squad: Brendan Taylor, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Blessing Muzarabani, Dion Myers, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams