SELECTORS have ring changes to the Zimbabwe Board XI cricket side for the second four-day match against the Pakistan Cricket Academy starting at Harare Sports Club today.
The Board XI were outplayed by the young tourists to lose the first “Test” by 202 runs at the same venue.
The six changes see two national team players, Stuart Matsikenyeri and Keith Dabengwa, being included. Spin-bowling all-rounder Dabengwa will be the captain, replacing Erick Chauluka, who has been dropped to 12th man.
“We just want to give the team a little bit of experience which lacked in the first match,” said convener of selectors Kenyon Ziehl yesterday. “We hope the experience of Stuart and Keith will rub onto the younger guys. We are also lengthening the batting order which was weak in the first game. Keith will also bring experienced captaincy to the side.”
The other new inclusions are opening batsman Friday Kasteni, 12th man in the first match, Zimbabweâ€™s 2008 Under 19 World Cup captain Prince Masvaure, Southerns left-arm pace bowler Tendai Chisoro and Centrals seamer Michael Chinouya.
Zimbabwe Board XI team
Keith Dabengwa (captain), Bonaparte Mujuru, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Friday Kasteni, Regis Chakabva (wicketkeeper), Timycen Maruma, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Prince Masvaure, Tendai Chisoro, Michael Chinouya, Trevor Garwe. â€“â€“ Staff Writer.