10-Feb-2017 04:00:00 GMT
Afghanistan in Zimbabwe 2017
Uncapped Burl and Nathan Waller call for Afghanistan ODIs
Harare: Zimbabwe has received a massive boost with the return of all-rounder Solomon Mire to the national fold, in time for the upcoming one-day international series at home to Afghanistan.
The 27-year-old big hitter last played for Zimbabwe against India at the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand, before returning to his base in Australia where he had been starring in club cricket since 2012.
His return was welcomed by Zimbabwe head coach Heath Streak, who revealed he had included the all-rounder in his plans for the five-match ODI series against Afghanistan starting in Harare next week.
Meanwhile, the selectors have picked a 14-man squad for the series against Afghanistan.
Two more players who impress during this weekend's domestic provincial one-day competition will be added to the national squad. Ryan Burl is a left-hand batsman fresh off a a century and two fifties against Afghanistan A, while Nathan Waller is an allrounder and cousin of Malcolm.
Zimbabwe squad: Graeme Cremer (Captain), Peter Moor (Wicketkeeper), Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza, Donald Tiripano, Tendai Chatara, Christopher Mpofu, Nathan Waller, Craig Ervine, Solomom Mire