Zimbabwe’s Sikandar Raza ruled out of T20 tri-series on disciplinary grounds
Batsman Sikandar Raza ruled out from the Zimbabwe tri-series team for disciplinary reasons. According to a Zimbabwe cricket press release, Raza was omitted due to outstanding disciplinary issues that are raised by Zimbabwe’s skipper Masakadza.
-Zimbabwe selector coordinator Walter Chawaguta-
“It is important that we support our skipper, whether Masakadza or anyone else, creating an environment in which we can be sure that he will have the full support of all players, with all pulling in the same direction and able to trust each one.” Other. It’s for those reasons that we’ve decided to leave Raza out.
The triple series that also features Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be Masakadza’s last after the batter announced that he would retire from international cricket at the end of the tournament on September 24. The opening contest will be played on 13 September between Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe.
“I was looking forward to the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai next month, but with Zimbabwe excluded from participating in the event, I feel it’s the right time for the focus to shift to the next generation,” Masakadza said.
“We have fantastic talent and, with Zimbabwe’s focus now on the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup, I think now is the time for younger players to face the challenge of taking us to the global exhibition.”
Experienced players such as Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Christopher Mpofu for the triangular series and as well as youngsters such as Tony Munyonga, Ainsley Ndlovu, Ryan Burl, Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Neville Madziva.
With Zimbabwe moving towards the next generation, his coach, Lalchand Rajput, believes that building a new team is the way forward for Zimbabwean cricket.
“We are now changing our approach to rebuilding a new team and to do so we must graduate from younger players and create a new culture that fosters unity, hard work, professionalism and excellence,” Rajput said.
It is important that we still have a competitive side, that is why we have the right combination of youth and experience in the team that has been selected for the Bangladesh tour.
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