Taylor, Ervine, Williams back in Zimbabwe’s squad

Brendan Taylor Craig Ervine Sean Williams return Zimbabwe squad tours of South Africa Bangladesh cricket

Brendan Taylor is back in Zimbabwe’s squad

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Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams have returned to the Zimbabwe squad for the upcoming tours of South Africa and Bangladesh.

The trio made themselves available for selection after refusing to feature in the national team’s T20 tri-series against Pakistan and Australia, and their five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

Taylor, Ervine and Williams, along with former captain Graeme Cremer and all-rounder Sikandar Raza, did not play in both series as they were frustrated at not being paid their wages.

Zimbabwe Cricket had not paid the national team players for nearly a year, and this forced the International Cricket Council (ICC) to step in and lend a helping hand.

However, while the trio are back in the team for the limited overs tour of South Africa and the trip to Bangladesh, which will consist of an ODI and Test series, Cremer and Raza were not considered for selection.

Cremer is currently recovering from knee surgery, while Raza was not given a contract.

In addition to the return of Taylor, Ervine and Williams, pace bowler Kyle Jarvis and batsman Solomon Mire are back after recovering from injuries.

Zimbabwe’s tour of South Africa will comprise of three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals, and will get underway on September 30.

They will then head to Bangladesh for three ODIs and two Tests, with the tour beginning on October 21.

It has been confirmed that Hamilton Masakadza will continue captaining Zimbabwe in all three formats.

Zimbabwe’s ODI Squad for South Africa tour: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Murray, Tendai Chatara

Zimbabwe’s T20 Squad for South Africa tour: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Solomon Mire, Neville Madziva, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Christopher Mpofu, Chamu Chibhabha, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Tendai Chatara

Zimbabwe’s ODI Squad for Bangladesh tour: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Solomon Mire, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava, John Nyumbu, Wellington Masakadza, Tarisai Musakanda, Tendai Chatara, Cephas Zhuwao

Zimbabwe’s Test Squad for South Africa tour: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Brian Chari, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Peter Moor, Regis Chakabva, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava, John Nyumbu, Wellington Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara

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