Zim vs Ban 2021 – Sikandar Raza is back on the ODI team in Zimbabwe after a serious illness


Shawn Williams and Craig Irvin are not back yet, Brendan Taylor captains the team against Bangladesh

Allrounder Sikander Reda He returned to Zimbabwe after four months on the sidelines while recovering from an illness Serious bone marrow infection. Raza was selected in a 16-man squad that will play Bangladesh at home in a series of three ODI matches starting July 16.
Also back to the team is the pacer Tendai ShataraWho last played for Zimbabwe? In November 2020 in Pakistan He was hit in the right arm and hit Ryan Pearl Who came back after a sprained knee.
Shawn Williams and Craig Irvine, from They are isolating themselves during the One time test The precursor to the ODI series, having come in contact with family members with Covid-19, has not yet returned. A media statement at Zimbabwe Cricket said: “Although the duo returned negative coronavirus test results this week, the ZC medical team is making frantic efforts to ensure senior players first complete further health and fitness assessments before being allowed to join the team. .
Brendan Taylor will lead the team, which includes three players who are not assigned to the ODIs Tadiwanashe GermanyAnd the Dion Myers And the Milton Schumpa. Another inclusion of note is the pacer Luke Jongwee, who returns to setup for a day after more than five years, although he’s been part of the Test and T20I sides in the meantime.

At one time, Raza’s infection was thought to be cancerous. He underwent surgery on April 2 to remove a tumor, and subsequent biopsies came back negative to rule out cancer. He first experienced severe pain in his right arm during the series Zimbabwe and Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi in March of this year, and after returning to Harare, he met with a specialist. Examinations revealed that it was more serious than just regular muscle pain, which led to urgent treatment and long hospitalization.

The ODI series against Bangladesh is part of the ICC Premier League, a key qualification route for the 2023 World Cup, adding additional context to the proceedings for both teams.


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