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West Indies Tour of Zimbabwe, 2023 - Squads, Fixtures and All you need to know

West Indies Tour of Zimbabwe, 2023
West Indies Tour of Zimbabwe, 2023

Zimbabwe Cricket are set to host West Indies for a 2 match Test Series. The first Test match will start on the 4th of February, 2023. The second Test match will begin on the 12th February.

A warm up game will precede the Test Series which is supposed to be played from the 28th January to 31st January, 2023. It will be played at the Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo.

Both of the Test Matches are supposed to be played at the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo. According to the CWI's Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, "The tour to Zimbabwe early in 2023 will be an important part of our 2023 Test programme, which also includes series against South Africa and India". He added, "Having produced some good results early in 2022, the team will be eager to begin the year with strong performances in Zimbabwe."

West Indies have previously toured Zimbabwe thrice, winning all of the three series they participated in.

It is a historic moment for Zimbabwe cricket as their team will be featuring in a test match after a big gap of one and a half years. According to ZC director of Cricket Hamilton Masakadza, "Although it's been a while since we last played Test cricket, our boys will be hungry and ready for some red-ball action and I believe an exciting series against one of the game's top sides is on the cards."

It is going to be an extraordinary Test Series given the talent both sides possess.

Let's have a look at the fixtures:

Warm up Match: 28th January 2023- 31st January 2023

West Indies vs Zimbabwe XI

Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo

1st Test Match: 4th February 2023- 8th February 2023

West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

2nd Test Match: 12th February 2023- 16th February 2023

West Indies vs Zimbabwe

Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

Let's have a look at the squads:

West Indies

Kraigg Brathwaite (C), Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Roston Chase, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Devon Thomas, Jomel Warrican, Gudakesh Motie

Zimbabwe XI

Joylord Gumbie (wk), Tafadzwa Tsiga, Milton Shumba, Timycen Maruma, Kudzai Maunze, Tanunurwa Makoni, William Mashinge, Wesley Madhevere, Carl Mumba, Faraz Akram, and Priviledge Chesa.

Zimbabwe Test

Gary Ballance, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Tanaka Chivanga, Craig Ervine (c), Bradley Evans, Joylord Gumbie, Innocent Kaia, Tanunurwa Makoni, Wellington Masakadza, Kudzai Maunze, Brandon Mavuta, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Donald Tiripano, Tafadzwa Tsiga.

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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