Zimbabwe A cricket team

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Zimbabwe 'A'
Captain: Regis Chakabva[1]
Coach: Walter Chawaguta[2]
Founded: 1994
Home ground: Harare Sports Club
Capacity: n/a
First-class debut: South Africa A
in October 4, 1994
at Alexandra Sports Club, Harare
Official website: Official Website

The Zimbabwe A cricket team is a national cricket team representing Zimbabwe. It is the 'second-tier' of international Zimbabwean cricket, below the full Zimbabwe national cricket team. Matches played by Zimbabwe A are not considered to be Test matches or One Day Internationals, instead receiving first-class and List A classification respectively. Zimbabwe A played their first match in January 1994, a four-day first-class contest against the touring South Africa A cricket team.

Zimbabwe A have played a number of series, both home and away, against other full national teams, national A teams, and competed against other first-class opposition. Their first tour was that of South Africa in 1995–96. Zimbabwe A team participates in ICC Africa Division 1 that is played as a gateway to ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Although Zimbabwe national cricket team is qualified for ICC World Twenty20s as a full member, the team A plays in the Africa division as a supporting team.

Zimbabwe was scheduled to Bangladesh A in Bangladesh in June 2014 but the Bangladesh Cricket Board decided to move the dates because of the monsoon season and invited Zimbabwe to tour in July–August but Zimbabwe Cricket had to refuse the offer because it was hosting South Africa and then a Tri-series against Australia and South Africa at that time.[3]

In July 2014, the team was scheduled to play two List A matches against Afghanistan before four ODIs and two first-class matches.[4]

Current Squad[edit]

Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Forms S/N
Captain
Regis Chakabva 29 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Mashonaland Eagles Test, ODI
Batsman
Brian Chari 25 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Matabeleland Tuskers
Joylord Gumbie 21 Right-handed n/a Mashonaland Eagles
Wicket-keeper
Forster Mutizwa 31 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Mashonaland Eagles
Richmond Mutumbami 27 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Southern Rocks Test
All-rounder
Luke Jongwe 22 Right-handed Right-arm medium Southern Rocks
Roy Kaia 25 Right-handed Right-arm offbreak Southern Rocks
Neville Madziva 25 Right-handed Right-arm medium Mid West Rhinos
Fast-bowler
Michael Chinouya 30 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Mid West Rhinos ODI
Tatenda Manatsa 26 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Mashonaland Eagles
Spinners
Tafadzwa Kamungozi 29 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Southern Rocks
Tinotenda Mutombodzi 26 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Mashonaland Eagles
John Nyumbu 31 Right-handed Right-arm off break Matabeleland Tuskers
Brighton Mugochi 28 Right-handed Slow Slow left-arm orthodox Mid West Rhinos

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