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Zimbabwe Cricket Set to Return to Test Play in August Against Bangladesh


Since bowing out of Test play in 2006, Zimbabwe has revamped its cricket team with former players and administrators being drafted into the side in preparation for an eventual return to the top international circuit

Zimbabwe’s national cricket team is set to return to international Test play in early August after being sidelined for five years of rebuilding, facing Bangladesh.

The Bangladeshi team is expected in Harare later this week.

"It will be interesting to see how Zimbabwe will play in its maiden Test match with Bangladesh after last playing this format of cricket with India in 2005 before suspending its participation for rebranding purposes,'' said cricket commentator Dean du Plessis.

Zimbabwe has revamped its team with former players and administrators being drafted into the side in preparation for the country's return to Test play. Local franchises have been set up in all provinces to give the team a deeper reservoir of up-and-coming talent.

Cricket commentator Dean du Plessis told VOA Studio 7 reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye that Zimbabwe in its return to test play August 4th will build on its experience playing Australia's “A” team in a series that ended yesterday in the Aussies' favor.

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