Zimbabwe will get a chance to test out some new talent when they take on Ireland in a three day, One Day International (ODI) series starting Wednesday at Harare Sports Club. The series will give a glimpse into the future for Zimbabwe Cricket, as seven of the players selected were not part of the Chevrons recent World Cup Qualifier squad.
Veteran players like captain Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, and Brad Evans were sidelined due to injuries, while established names like Tendai Chatara, Wessly Madhevere, and Tadiwanashe Marumani have been left out.
This opened doors for newcomers like Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Tanaka Chivanga, Faraz Akram, Brandon Mavuta, Milton Shumba, and Tony Munyonga.
With a young squad of players under 30 years, (excluding Raza and Kaia), Zimbabwe will look to tap into the experience of in-form Sikandar Raza and Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, and Ryan Burl to lead the charge against Ireland.
The series promises to be an intriguing one, offering Zimbabwe a platform to experiment and potentially discover future stars, while Ireland will seek to capitalize on any potential inexperience on the home side.