Friday 8 August 2014 

Vermeulen Makes Zimbabwe Test Squad

Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor will captain Zimbabwe and keep wicket when they take on South Africa
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After being named in a 25-man training squad earlier in the week, Mark Vermeulen has been included in Zimbabwe's 15-man squad to play South Africa in a single Test beginning tomorrow (9th August).

Vermeulen last played a Test match in 2004 and has not played international cricket since 2009, retring from the game in 2011 only to return in 2012.

Zimbabwe have not played a Test since beating Pakistan in September and also include uncapped bowlers Cuthbert Musoko and John Nyumbu in the squad to take on the Proteas.

From the team that played against Pakistan, batsman Tinotenda Mawayo, spinner Prosper Utseya and fast bowler Brian Vitori are all absent from this squad.

In seven attempts, Zimbabwe have never beaten South Africa in a Test, their best return being a draw in Bulawayo in 2001.

Zimbabwe Test squad: Brendan Taylor (captain, wicket-keeper), Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Cuthbert Musoko, Richmond Mutumbami, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Mark Vermeulen, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams

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Fixtures & Results

9th-13th August: Only Test, Harare
South Africa 397 (du Plessis 98) & 44-1 beat
Zimbabwe 256 & 181 (Piedt 4-62) by nine wickets
17th August: 1st ODI, Bulawayo
South Africa 309-3 (Amla 122no) beat
Zimbabwe 216 (H Masakadza 61) by 93 runs
19th August: 2nd ODI, Bulawayo
South Africa 257 (du Plessis 55) beat
Zimbabwe 196 (Williams 55) by 61 runs
21st August: 3rd ODI, Bulawayo
South Africa 171-3 (de Kock 84) beat
Zimbabwe 165 (Chigumbura 90) by seven wickets