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Campbell’s son in Zimbabwe squad

Published : 24 Apr 2024 08:52 PM

Jonathan Campbell, the son of the Zimbabwean legendary cricketer Alistair Campbell is expecting to make his international debut when he was included in the 15-man squad of the Zimbabwe team for five-match T20 series against Bangladesh. 

Captained by Sikandar Raza, the side includes only uncapped player, bowling allrounder the 26-year-old Jonathan, who bats left-handed and bowls leg-break while top-order batter Tadiwanashe Marumani and another allrounder Faraz Akram have been recalled, who missed the T20s against Sri Lanka.  

The rest of the selected players were part of the squad for Zimbabwe's last T20I series away to Sri Lanka in January.

They include the veterans Craig Ervine and Sean Williams, pacemen Richard Ngarava and Blessing Muzarabani as well as the young guns Clive Madande and Brian Bennett.

Madande, Bennett and Campbell were part of the Zimbabwe emerging men's team that won the gold medal at the 13th African Games in Ghana in March.

With ZC yet to appoint a new head coach, Stuart Matsikenyeri will be in charge of Zimbabwe against Bangladesh.

The two sides will play the first three T20Is in Chattogram on 3, 5 and 7 May, before concluding the series in Dhaka with matches set for 10 and 12 May.

Zimbabwe Squad

Raza Sikandar (captain), Akram Faraz, Bennett Brian, Burl Ryan, Campbell Johnathan, Ervine Craig, Gumbie Joylord, Jongwe Luke, Madande Clive, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Masakadza Wellington, Muzarabani Blessing, Ndlovu Ainsley, Ngarava Richard and Sean Williams.