Strong Zimbabwe side heading to SA
Zimbabwe will bring a squad packed with international experience to South Africa for the Over-50 World Cup next month.
The side is led by Darrell Goodwin, but it is the addition of his brother Murray that has tongues wagging. The 50-year-old right-hand batsman has more than 34 000 First-Class runs to his name from a storied 20-year career which saw him represent the likes of Western Australia, Sussex and Glamorgan. He also played 19 Tests and 71 ODI for Zimbabwe.
Stuart Carlisle is even more experienced at international level, having featured in 37 Tests and 111 ODIs, scoring centuries in both formats against the mighty Australia.
Mark Burmester, Craig Evans and John Rennie complete the list of players with international experience.
Zimbabwe reached the final of a recent quadrangular tournament in South Africa which also featured Namibia and an SA Invitational side, but were undone by a brilliant century from Brandon Nash.
Zimbabwe are in Division A at the 2023 tournament, alongside Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, West Indies and the United States.
The Over-50s World Cup, again sponsored by Evergreen Lifestyle, will run between March 6-20.
Zimbabwe squad: Darrell Goodwin, Timothy Bartlett, Kelly Bennett, Mark Burmester, Stuart Carlisle, Craig Evans, Brian Goodwin, Murray Goodwin, Gavin Lindsay, Gregor McDonald, Gavin Parker, John Rennie, Garry Spence, Darshan Vaghmaria, Michael van Staden, Andrew Walton, Jason Wells, Kenyon Ziehl
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