After some speculations, Zimbabwe Cricket has finally named new captains for the Test, One Day Internationals (ODIs) and T20s sides. And this is on an “interim” basis.
The appointments have been arrived at from the recommendations by former captain and current director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza. These recommendations were then “unanimously endorsed” by the Zimbabwe Cricket board in Harare on Tuesday.
Sean Williams has been named the as the new Test Captain and Chamu Chibhabha will take the forefront role for the ODI and T20 sides.
For many, it would seem that Chibhabha has come out of nowhere at this juncture to be captain of the ODI and T20 sides.
Hamilton Masakadza said, “The role of captain is an honour and a responsibility which Sean and Chamu thoroughly deserve, both of them being exceptional players and great servants of our game over the years.”
“I am delighted that they have accepted their new roles and I extend my congratulations to them and wish them all the best as they help to take Zimbabwe to the next level.”
Williams has played 179 international matches, while Chibhabha, with 139 international games to his name. Chibhabha has not not played a game in more than a year. He last featured in a T20 series against South Africa in October 2018.
There is also a new selection panel comprising of David Mutendera, and Gavin Ewing, Shepherd Makunura and Prosper Utseya.
The other support staff members are as follows: Lalchand Rajput (head coach), Dilip Chouhan (manager), Stuart Matsikenyeri (batting coach), Douglas Hondo (bowling coach), Walter Karimanzira (strength and conditioning trainer), Lovemore Banda (logistics manager) and Darlington Majonga (media manager).