Chris Harris to coach Zimbabwe U19 team for World Cup

A 30 member provisional squad has been named by Zimbabwe Cricket for the U19 World Cup in August 2012 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Harare: Jun 12, 2012

Zimbabwe Cricket has named a a 30-member provisional squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup in August.

The squad for Australia will be trimmed to a 15-member squad in July.

Shingai Rhuhwaya, head of media and communication said, “A provisional Zimbabwe U-19 squad of 30 has been submitted to the International Cricket Council in preparation for the ICC U-19 World Cup which will be played in Sydney, Australia, from the 4th to the 21st of August this year. The final 15 will be selected on the 15th of July before the team departs for Australia.”

Former New Zealand player Chris Harris will be the coach of the team and will be assisted by Walter Chawaguta.

The Zimbabwe under-19 team has been preparing for the tournament by playing practice matches against Dubai Academy.

Spinner, Wellington Masakadza, younger brother of Hamilton and Shingirai, is also part of the provisional squad as reported by Newsday.

The team will play warm-up matches against England and Namibia on August 7 and 8 ahead of the first match against Papua New Guinea on August 11.


Malcolm Lake, Matthew Bentley, Herbert Chikomba, Ryan Burl, Beven Bell, Andre Odendaal, Alistair Macleod, Shaun Handirisi, Campbell Light, Liberty Nherera, Kevin Kasuza, Peacemore Zimwa, Luke Masasire, James Bruce, Vuyisile Maphala, Luke Jongwe, Odicious Mhanje, Michael Torr, Wellington Masakadza, Michael Mlambo, Hieronynmo Kabvundura, Kyle Bowie, Atishsinh Chouhan, Kieran Geyle, Tarisai Musakanda, Warwick Hattingh, Dex Hobbs, Cuthbert Musoko, Nyasha Mayavo, Rhett Wallbridge.