Wellington Masakadza, who last played an international match in March 2016, has been included in Zimbabwe’s One Day International (ODI) squad for the series against Sri Lanka.
The left-arm spinner, who has 15 wickets from 10 ODIs, last appeared in a 50-over international fixture in 2015, against Afghanistan in Sharjah.
The Zimbabwe squad for the only Test of the tour had three recalls Regis Chakabva, Carl Mumba and Natsai M’shangwe – while uncapped all-rounder Nathan Waller was also picked. Solomon Mire, Richard Ngarava and Chamu Chibhabha were left out. Waller was a part of Zimbabwe’s squad for the home series against Afghanistan in February but did not get a match.
The changes also mean that Mire and Ngarava will have to wait longer for a maiden Test appearance.
Meanwhile, Dinesh Chandimal has been left out of Sri Lanka’s squad for the first two ODIs against Zimbabwe.
Chandimal, Sri Lanka’s highest run-getter in ODIs in 2016, with 656 runs at an average of 59.63, has had a lean 2017, scoring 178 runs at 22.25.
In the recent Champions Trophy, he scored only 12 runs in two innings.
Sri Lanka’s cricket manager and selector Asanka Gurusinha stressed that Chandimal remained a part of the team management’s plans and had been left out of the squad in order to try a few youngsters in the matches in Galle.
This is Zimbabwe’s first tour of Sri Lanka since a three-Test series in December-January 2001.
While the five-match ODI series on this tour begins on June 30, the one-off Test will be played in Colombo, starting July 14.
ODI squad: Solomon Mire, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer (capt), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk) Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza, Malcolm Waller, Chamu Chibhabha, Tarisai Musakanda
Test squad: Regis Chakabva, Hamilton Masakadza, Ryan Burl, Graeme Cremer (capt), Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Peter Moor (wk), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Donald Tiripano, Nathan Waller , Natsai M’shangwe, Malcolm Waller, Carl Mumba , Tarisai Musakanda