Zimbabwe recall Panyangara and Ervine for Bangladesh tour

Ervine's last Test for Zimbabwe came against the West Indies in March 2013

Ervine’s last Test for Zimbabwe came against the West Indies in March 2013

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Zimbabwe have recalled pace bowler Tinashe Panyangara and Craig Ervine for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh, which gets underway on October 20.

Panyangara was recently expelled from the national team after he sent a video of Australia left-arm pace bowler Mitchell Johnson’s bouncer barrage against England in the last Ashes series via the team’s Whatsapp group chat.

Ervine meanwhile has been out of the national team since April 2013 after he refused to sign a winter contract. However, he recently admitted that he was ready to represent his country again and has been rewarded with an opportunity to cement a permanent spot for himself in the Test team.

It has also been announced that Brian Chari and Wellington Masakadza, both of whom are uncapped players, have been drafted into the Test side.

Both players impressed the national selectors during Zimbabwe A’s recent tour of Bangladesh. Chari scored 174 runs at a brilliant average of 43.50 in the two unofficial Tests, while Masakadza claimed 12 wickets at an astounding average of 16.

However, even though they played in the one-off Test match against South Africa, all-rounder Sean Williams and batsman Mark Vermeulen have been dropped.

Zimbabwe Test squad: Brendan Taylor (capt), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingi Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Natsai M’shangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Malcolm Waller

Zimbabwe ODI Squad: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Natsai M’shangwe, Richmond Mutumbami, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Malcolm Waller, three out of Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma, Solomon Mire, Peter Moor, Tawanda Mupariwa and Brian Vitori

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