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International cricket returns to Bulawayo as Black Caps tour Zimbabwe

by Thobekile Zhou
16 Jun 2016 at 17:47hrs | Views


Bulawayo's cricket ground- Queens Sports Club is due to host New Zealand in July and August.

The Black Caps have a date with struggling   Zimbabwe's  Chevrons.

That would  Makhaya Ntini's coached side first test cricket  in years.

According to Zimbabwe Cricket statement, the tourists will play two test matches.

"Zimbabwe will host New Zealand in July- August 2016 for two test matches to be played at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo,".

"The first test is scheduled for 28 July - 1 August, while the second five day game is pencilled for 6-10 August,".

New Zealand will jet into the country on July 20 after having arrived in South Africa  on July 11 for an eight-day camp in Johannesburg.

After the Zimbabwe tour, New Zealand heads back to South Africa for Test matches in Durban and Centurion, starting on August 19 and August 27.

New Zealand Test squad for Africa tour:

Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Mark Craig, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi (wk), Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk).

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