Zimbabwe announce 17-member squad for ODI series against India
Chakabva will be the stand-in captain
Zimbabwe Cricket on Thursday (August 11) named a 17-player strong squad for the three one-day international matches against India starting August 18 at the Harare Sports Club.
The board confirms that Regis Chakabva will continue to act as the stand-in skipper to lead the home side in the absence of regular skipper Craig Ervine who is still nursing a left hamstring tear.
Zimbabwe will also miss the services of, as well as Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, and Wellington Masakadza who are recuperating from a thigh muscle tear, collarbone fracture, and shoulder tendon injury respectively.
Zimbabwe camp hit by injuries
"Zimbabwe will also be without Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara, and Wellington Masakadza who are recuperating from thigh muscle tear, collarbone fracture, and shoulder tendon injuries respectively," stated Zimbabwe Cricket in a release.
The hosts are coming off a series win against Bangladesh and will pose a real challenge to the second-string Indian team in their own backyard.
The series is part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. It will see Zimbabwe and India meeting in three ODIs scheduled for 18, 20, and 22 August at Harare Sports Club.