Hamilton Masakadza Named In Zimbabwe’s ODI Squad

Hamilton Masakadza Named In Zimbabwe’s ODI Squad For Afghanistan Series

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Hamilton Masakadza has been named in the Zimbabwe side for the ongoing One-Day International series against Afghanistan after he successfully passed a fitness test.

The five-match ODI series started on Thursday (February 16) at the Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe’s all-rounder Elton Chigumbura missed out both games after suffering from a ligament injury in his right ankle.

 

The visitors won the first game by 12 runs via Duckworth–Lewis method after rain interrupted the game.

Masakadza, who made his international debut in 2001, has played 170 ODIs for Zimbabwe in which he has amassed 4,710 runs at an average of 28.56 with four centuries and 30 half-centuries.

Masakadza, who has also played 32 Tests, has scored 1719 runs at an average of 28.93 with four centuries and six half-centuries.

In 50 Twenty20 Internationals, Masakadza has scored 1413 at an average of 29.53.

Across all formats, Masakadza has 56 scalps to his name.

Squads:

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (Skipper), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Samiullah Shenwari, Najeebullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Kareem Janat, Dawlat Zadran, Farid Ahmad, Aftab Alam, Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shaheedi.

Zimbabwe: Graeme Cremer (Skipper), Peter Moor (wk), Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumbai, Richard Ngarava, Donaldo Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Christopher Mpofu, Nathan Waller, Craig Ervine and Solomon Mire.

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