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Zimbabwe announce 16-man 'Academy' squad for England tour

ESPNCricInfo - Friday 17th February, 2017

Four players from the Zimbabwe squad currently playing the ODI series against Afghanistan - Ryan Burl, Tarisai Musakanda, Carl Mumba and Richard Ngarava - have been picked in the Zimbabwe Academy side that will tour England this summer.

Zimbabwe Academy squad

Ryan Burl, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Taffy Mupariwa (wk), Tafadzwa Tsiga (wk), Tarisai Musukanda, Tylor Trenoweth, William Mashinge, Faraz Akram, Carl Mumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Nyamayaro, Mkhului Nyathi, Richard Ngarava, Kuziva Ziwira, Thamsanqa Nunu, Brandon Mavuta

The tour will be overseen by Zimbabwe Cricket's selection convener Tatenda Taibu and coach Stuart Matsikenyeri, and Taibu hoped the challenging games on tour would help the players grow further in the future.

While left-handed batsman Burl - who has an average of above 40 in both first class and List A cricket - and left-arm pacer Ngarava made their ODI debut in the first match against Afghanistan, Carl Mumba and Tarisai Musakanda have been part of the international set up since Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe in October 2016. Mumba is the most experienced of the four, having played two Tests and one ODI, taking 8 wickets in his short international career.

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