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The Chronicle

Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE went into the ODI series against Bangladesh missing a number of their regular players but the depth that has been seen in the side has impressed wicket keeper Regis Chakabva.

Chakabva, is captaining Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series that has seen Zimbabwe take an unassailable 2-0 lead.  Chakabva has been in charge since regular skipper Craig Ervine is sitting out as he looks to fully recover from the hamstring and knee niggles.

The hosts are also missing all-rounder Sean Williams who has been granted permission by Zimbabwe Cricket to attend to some personal matters. Fast bowlers Tendai Chatara and Blessing Muzarabani are also not participating due to injuries. That however has not stopped Zimbabwe from putting up impressive performances.

Regis Chakabva

“It’s really good to have guys come in and put their hands up. That is what the coach would be looking for,” said Chakabva when asked about the squad’s depth.

Zimbabwe had not won a series against Bangladesh in nine years prior to sealing the series on Sunday.

“It’s been a while and it’s obviously good to win against Bangladesh after such a long time. I think we played some good cricket. We have been trying to play a different brand of cricket from what we have done in the past,” he said.

Sikandar Raza

Chakabva made his maiden ODI hundred, which, coming up in just 73 balls, was the fastest by a Zimbabwe batter in ODIs. Coming together at a precarious 49 for 4, Sikandar Raza and Chakabva added 201 for the fifth wicket, off just 189 balls.It was only the third 200-plus stand in Zimbabwe’s ODI history, and their highest for the fifth wicket.

Raza has now been involved in two of the three 200-plus stands. The third and final game is on tomorrow at the Harare Sports Club.

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