Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams back for Zimbabwe’s tours to South Africa, Bangladesh
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The experienced trio of Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams has been named in Zimbabwe’s full-strength Test and ODI squads for the tours of Bangladesh and South Africa from September to November.

Also adding to Zimbabwe’s hopes of competing hard are Kyle Jarvis and Solomon Mire, who have recovered from injury setbacks to join squads led by Hamilton Masakadza and including Elton Chigumbura, Peter Moor, Tendai Chatara, Donald Tiripano and Wellington Masakadza.

The offspinner John Nyumbu, who last played an ODI in 2015 and a Test in 2016 is part of the ODI and Test squads to tour Bangladesh.

Former Zimbabwe captain Taylor, Willams and Ervine missed Zimbabwe’s home T20I tri-series against Australia and Pakistan over the ongoing player-board fracas over non-payment of salaries. In late July, after Zimbabwe Cricket received funds from the ICC to ensure outstanding player and staff dues were paid, Taylor made himself available for selection. Zimbabwe’s players had been waiting for salaries for four months along with match fees backdates to August 2017.

Zimbabwe travel to South Africa to play three ODIs and three T20Is from September 30 to October 14, and then head to Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two Tests. In South Africa, the ODIs will be held in Kimberly on September 30, Bloemfontein on October 3 and Paarl on October 6. The T20Is will be played at East London, Potchefstroom and Benoni on October 9, 12 and 14.

From Zimbabwe’s 15-man ODI squad, Ervine, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Donald Tiripano, Ryan Murray and Richard Ngarava will make way for Tarisai Musakanda, Chamu Chibhabha, Christopher Mpofu, Tendai Chisoro and Neville Madziva for the T20Is.

In Bangladesh, Zimbabwe will play ODIs on October 21 in Dhaka and on October 24 and 26 in the port city of Chittagong. The first Test is slated for November 3-7 in Sylhet and the second in Dhaka from November 11-15.

Nyumbu and Musakanda will replace Murray and Kamunhukamwe in the ODI squad, with Cephas Zhuwao also joining the side in Bangladesh. Zimbabwe’s Test squad includes Brian Chari and Regis Chakabva.

Zimbabwe ODI squad for South Africa: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), 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 T20I squad for South Africa: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), 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 ODI squad for Bangladesh: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), 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 Test squad for Bangladesh: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), 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