Pakistan-born batsman debuts for Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl in the first of three one-day internationals against Bangladesh, as both sides handed out debuts in Bulawayo.

While Bangladesh’s new ODI cap was no surprise, with seamer Robiul Islam picked on the back of his 15 wickets in the two-Test series, Zimbabwe’s debutant was the Pakistani-born batsman Sikander Raza Butt.

The hosts also brought in Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara, Sean Williams and Prosper Utseya from the pool of players not used in the Tests, while Abdur Razzak featured for Bangladesh.

Fast bowler Kyle Jarvis was rested by Zimbabwe after losing form in the second Test in Harare, which Bangladesh won to earn a share of the series.


Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (capt), Sikander Raza, Hamilton Masakadza, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Malcolm Waller, Elton Chigumbura, Prosper Utseya, Shingirai Masakadza, Tinashe Panyangara, Tendai Chatara.

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Robiul Islam, Shafiul Islam.