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Cremer named Zimbabwe captain for test return

Cremer named Zimbabwe captain for test return

HARARE: Zimbabwe have named Graeme Cremer as chief of a 16-man squad named on Thursday for the two-test arrangement against New Zealand beginning one week from now.

The 29-year-old spinner replaces Brendan Taylor in the part for Zimbabwe’s first test since they lost three matches in Bangladesh in late 2014.

Four uncapped players – Chamu Chibhabha, Prince Masvaure, Peter Moor and Taurai Muzarabani – were chosen in the squad for the matches in Bulawayo.

The primary test starts next Thursday and the second on Aug. 6. It will be the principal test at the Queens Sports Club in very nearly five years since New Zealand won a coincidental match there by 34 keeps running in November 2011.

New Zealand play Zimbabwe An in a three-day hone match at the Harare Sports Club on Friday before traveling to Bulawayo.

Squad

Graeme Cremer (commander), Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Craig Ervine, Hamilton Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Peter Moor, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, Njabulo Ncube, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams.