Matsikenyeri named Zimbabwe A cricket coach ahead of clash with South Africa

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Former opening batsman Stuart Matsikenyeri has been named by Zimbabwe Cricket as the head of Zimbabwe A coaching staff ahead of the one-day and four-day series against South Africa at home later this month.

Matsikenyeri will be helped by Eric Chauluka who will handle fielding while Njabulo Ncube will be in charge of bowling.

Clement Rizhibowa comes in as a fitness trainer, Keith Kulinga as the analyst, and Travor Wambe as the physiotherapist.

The cricket mother body also revealed Zimbabwe A squads for the upcoming series.

Eight players – Faraz Akram, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Tanaka Chivanga, Bradley Evans, Roy Kaia, Tapiwa Mufudza, and Richmond Mutumbami – have been selected for both formats.

Tadiwanashe Marumani and Dion Myers have been put in the one-day squad, while Wessly Madhevere, Milton Shumba, and Brighton Chipungu are in the four-day side.

The one-dayers, have been scheduled for May 29 and 31, and June 2 and 4, will be played behind closed doors at Harare Sports Club, with no fans permitted to enter the stadium due to Covid-19 protocols.

The first four-dayer, penciled in for 7-10 June, will also be played at the same venue.

Takashinga Cricket Club will also host the second four-day match, set for June 13 through 16.

ZIMBABWE ‘A’ ONE-DAY SQUAD

Akram Faraz, Burl Ryan, Chari Brian, Chatara Tendai, Chibhabha Chamunorwa, Chivanga Tanaka, Evans Bradley, Jongwe Luke, Kaia Roy, Maruma Timycen, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Mufudza Tapiwa, Mutumbami Richmond, Myers Dion, Ndlovu Ainsley, Nyauchi Victor.

Reserves: Mumba Carl, Musakanda Tarisai, Nenhunzi Tinashe, Nyangani Tadiwanashe, Shumba Milton.

ZIMBABWE ‘A’ FOUR-DAY SQUAD

Akram Faraz, Burl Ryan, Chatara Tendai, Chipungu Brighton, Chivanga Tanaka, Evans Bradley, Gumbie Joylord, Kaia Roy, Kaitano Takudzwanashe, Madhevere Wessly, Mudzinganyama Brian, Mufudza Tapiwa, Mumba Carl, Musakanda Tarisai, Mutumbami Richmond, Shumba Milton.



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