Zimbabwe Name Sean Ervine In World Cup Squad

Zimbabwe Name Sean Ervine In World Cup Squad
Zimbabwe Name Sean Ervine In World Cup Squad
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Powerful all-rounder Sean Ervine has been recalled as Zimbabwe have named their 15-man World Cup squad, in which he joins brother Craig.

Ervine, who has represented Hampshire since leaving Zimbabwe, along with a number of other senior players, in 2004, made his debut for Zimbabwe in 2001, playing five Tests and 42 One-Day Internationals.

Elton Chigumbura will captain the side, which will compete in Group A, taking on Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Canada and Kenya.

They begin their campaign against Australia on 21st February in Ahmedabad.

Ervine's recall is another promising sign for Zimbabwe, who under coach Alan Butcher appear to making great strides, beating an under-strength Indian side twice in a One-Day International tri-series in 2010.

Missing from the squad is opening batsman Hamilton Masakadza, although his brother and fast bowler Shingirai, has been selected.

Five players - Terrence Duffin, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Njabulo Ncube, Tinashe Panyangara and Vusimuzi Sibanda - were named as non-travelling reserves.

Zimbabwe World Cup squad: Elton Chigimbura (captain), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine, Greg Lamb, Shingirai Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Ray Price, Ed Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams

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