Pakistan to tour Zimbabwe in August 2011 for two Tests and three One Dayers

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Pakistan to tour Zimbabwe in August 2011 for two Tests and three One Dayers
Test cricket is going to return to Zimbabwe in August 2011 as Pakistan will tour the Southern Africa nation for two Test matches and three One Day Internationals.
The will visit Zimbabwe later in the year in order to end the Rhodesians long exile from the most important form of the sport.
Zimbabwe were given the Test status in 1992 and they improved very rapidly in international cricket. The African nation became a formidable unit in international cricket in the late 1990s and had a number of brilliant players like Heath Streak, Flower brothers
and Neil Johnson.
However, political problems in Zimbabwe led to their dismal performances in Test cricket in the early 2000s and that was the reason why the International Cricket Council stripped them of a status of a Test playing nation after the series against in
Zimbabwean coach Alan is very excited about the prospect of playing Test cricket once again. He feels that returning to the five-day format of the game is going to be a big challenge for the young team but they will surely learn with the passage
of time.
He said, “Our return to Test cricket is happening in August. That is going to be a massive thing for No doubt you might be wondering if we are going to be up for the challenge and the answer to that, honestly, is probably 'no.”
Apart from Pakistan, are also set to visit Zimbabwe in the current 2011 season. It is a great news for the Rhodesians as more cricket will mean improvement in quality. The African nation failed to make a huge impression in the
ongoing ICC World Cup 2011 but they showed glimpses of their talent in the event.
Zimbabwe definitely have some depth in their batting order which can be useful for their campaign in the longer format of the game but their biggest concern is the bowling department. They have some bowlers who can contain the opposition in the limited-over
cricket but Test cricket requires strike bowlers, which they lack at the moment.



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