Chevrons begin preparations for Afghanistan tour

By Skilder Makona

The Zimbabwe senior men national cricket team has set the ball rolling in preparation for the upcoming tour of Afghanistan next month.

A 30-member squad has trooped into a bio-bubble camp in Harare as the Zimbabwean senior men national cricket team, the Chevrons, set in motion preparations for the tour of Afghanistan in March.

The tour, which was previously pencilled for Oman, will see Zimbabwe playing two test matches and three T20s.

“The guys have started their training they came into camp yesterday (Monday) and we are maintaining the COVID-19 protocols. Preparations have started with a bit of testing. We are really excited to have the guys back in action especially coming to play test cricket and prepare for the super league. We are happy the camp has kicked off well,” said Hamilton Masakadza, ZC Director of Cricket.

The Chevrons, who were last in action in December last year when they visited Pakistan for three One Day International (ODIs) and the same number of T20s, have retained most of the senior players including Sean Williams, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza and Tarisai Musakanda to mention a few.

The tour will also mark the reunion of Chevrons head coach, Lalchand Rajput and his charges after missing out on Zimbabwe’s trip to Pakistan in December.

Zimbabwe last played test cricket against Bangladesh in February last year.

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