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NYUMBU IN LINE FOR TEST RETURN AGAINST NEW ZEALAND

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Offspinner John Nyumbu could make a return to Zimbabwe’s Test side in a bid to balance out an attack that had to rely on part-time bowlers in the first Test against New Zealand. Nyumbu could play as a second specialist spinner to captain Graeme Cremer to back up a pace pack that could also see a return for Njabulo Ncube, ...

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ZIMBABWE-SRI LANKA TESTS COULD BE REPLACED BY TRI-SERIES

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The recent Bulawayo Test against New Zealand came after a 20-month break from Test cricket for Zimbabwe © AFP Just as Zimbabwe are getting back to Test cricket, they face the prospect of another lengthy stint without matches in the longest format. ESPNcricinfo has learned that Sri Lanka’s tour of Zimbabwe in October-November, pencilled into the FTP as two Tests, ...

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MPOFU IN LINE FOR TEST RECALL AS ZIMBABWE LOOK TO BOOST BOWLING

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Seamer Chris Mpofu is in line for an international recall as Zimbabwe look to bolster their ranks ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, which starts from August 6. With more than half the squad afflicted by the illness that kept Sean Williams off the field for the entire New Zealand innings, changes to the current 15-man group are ...

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NEW ZEALAND CRUISE TO INNINGS WIN DESPITE WILLIAMS’S TON

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Sean Williams’ maiden Test century could not prevent Zimbabwe from crashing to defeat in the first match against New Zealand but it helped cushion the heavy innings loss. Williams, who took over after Craig Ervine reached his first fifty in the format, put on 118 for the seventh wicket with captain Graeme Cremer and the pair spent 33.2 overs together ...

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LATHAM 105, WILLIAMSON 91 KEEP NEW ZEALAND ON TOP

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Tom Latham’s fourth Test century and 91 from Kane Williamson on his Test captaincy debut saw New Zealand dominate the second day against a hapless home side. Not only were Zimbabwe unable to make too many inroads into New Zealand’s line-up, but they also had to attempt to do that without their wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva and left-arm spinner Sean Williams, ...

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‘I THINK ZIMBABWE WILL END UP LIKE KENYA’

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Dav Whatmore talks about how things went downhill fast during his curtailed stint as Zimbabwe’s coach. By Tristan Holme “Considering the available talent and the amount of times we had injuries to key players as well, I thought that we did as good a job as we possibly could” © AFP Dav Whatmore is not a happy man. More than ...

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WAGNER FIVE -FOR WRECKS ZIMBABWE LINE-UP

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Neil Wagner claimed a third career five-for to tear through Zimbabwe’s line-up, as the hosts suffered a second collapse in the post-lunch session. After losing three wickets for one run – they tumbled from 35 for 1 to 36 for 4 in the morning – Zimbabwe lost four wickets with the score on 72, as they crashed from 72 for ...

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ZIMBABWE HAS WAITED TOO LONG FOR TESTS – NTINI

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While New Zealand have spent the last two weeks practising patience in anticipation of slow, low conditions in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe cannot wait to get started. They have waited 20 months to play a Test match since visiting Bangladesh at the end of 2014. They have not hosted a Test in almost two years and have not held one in Bulawayo ...

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RABADA DOMINATES CSA AWARDS

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Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada became the first player to scoop six awards at CSA’s annual dinner, including the coveted South African cricketer of the year prize, surpassing AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, who had previously won five each. Not only is Rabada the only player to notch up that many awards, but he is also the youngest to win ...

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BULAWAYO BUSTLING AS TEST CRICKET RETURNS

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For a place where pause pretty much seems to be the default setting, the thirst for Test cricket is still very much there. By Firdose Moonda in Bulawayo While Test cricket returning to Bulawayo is a positive sign, Zimbabwe have more important issues to address as they enter their first home Tests in nearly two years, depleted of their bowling ...

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