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Vitori, Sibanda make comeback for Bangladesh T20Is

Vitori, Sibanda make comeback for Bangladesh T20Is
Vusi Sibanda has scored 2898 runs from 124 ODIs.
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The Zimbabwe selectors have recalled fast bowler Brian Vitori and batsman Vusi Sibanda to the squad for the four-match Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh.

Tinashe Panyangara and Craig Ervine have been excluded from the 16-man squad while Sean Williams has been included after missing the series against Afghanistan with a groin injury.

Sibanda’s last appearance for Zimbabwe was in a One-Day International in July 2015 and his poor run of form over the past two years led to him being dropped from the side.

In the last two years, Sibanda played 13 ODIs and scored just 192 runs at an average of 16.00 while managing just 103 runs at 25.75 from five T20Is.

However, the break seems to have helped the 32-year-old, who has now struck four fifties and a hundred in domestic cricket in December 2015.

Vitori was also excluded from the national side since July 2015 after the series against India as he managed only two wickets in the four ODIs last year.

Apart from Vitori, the Zimbabwe seam attack will now consist of Neville Madziva, Taurai Muzarabani, Luke Jongwe while the spin attack will be led by Graeme Cremer alongside Tendai Chisoro and Wellington Masakadza.

The four-match T20I series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will be played between 15th and 22nd January in Khulna.

Zimbabwe squad for Bangladesh T20Is:

Elton Chigumbura (captain), Malcolm Waller, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Hamilton Masakadza, Wellington Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Sean Williams, Chamu Chibhabha, Neville Madziva, Luke Jongwe, Taurai Muzarabani, Tendai Chisoro, Vusi Sibanda, Brian Vitori 

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