He is in contention for a recall at the age of 35 after scoring a century for Zimbabwe 'A' against the touring Afghanistan 'A' side in the first of two four-day matches.
Zimbabwe play one Test against South Africa, beginning on 9th August, which is followed by three One-Day Internationals and then a One-Day International tri-series also involving Australia.
Batsman Vermeulen has played eight Tests and 43 ODIs for Zimbabwe, the last of those coming in November 2009 against South Africa.
The squad is the first named since Stephen Mangongo took over as head coach and Andy Waller took on the role of National Director of Coaching.
It also includes six uncapped players in Steve Chimhamwiha, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Cuthbert Musoko, Taurai Muzarabani and John Nyumbu.
Zimbabwe training squad: Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Steven Chimhamhiwa, Michael Chinouya, Luke Jongwe, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Neville Madziva, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingirai Masakadza, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Natsai Mushangwe, Cuthbert Musoko, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano, Prosper Utseya, Mark Vermeulen, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams
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