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Zim in camp for Bangladesh tour

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JUST one week after their participation in the triangular one-day international (ODI) series in Harare that also included Australia and South Africa, Zimbabwe senior cricket team players are in camp for the forthcoming tour to Bangladesh.

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The squad in camp is the same group that trained for the triangular ODI series, minus the players who are currently in Bangladesh with the Zimbabwe A side.

The players have two sessions of training daily, with fitness tests in the morning and skills, nets and fielding practice in the afternoon at Harare Sports Club.

The twice-daily sessions will continue until Friday, when the players will break camp for the weekend then resume again on Monday until Friday next week.

The week after that will see them scaling down to just morning sessions before raising the intensity again with a spin camp that will have two sessions daily.

After that, the squad plans to travel to Chiredzi for a four-day match from October 11-14. They will then rest for a day before departing for Bangladesh on October 16.

The tour of Bangladesh will be Zimbabwe’s longest in more than a decade, as it has three Test matches and five ODIs. The Test squad is captained by Brendan Taylor while Elton Chigumbura skippers the ODI and T20- squad.

Since the country’s phased return to Test cricket after deliberately suspending fulfilling those commitments to give their side enough experience in the longest version of the game, Zimbabwe has been playing one-off Test matches. Their away tours have also had a maximum of three ODIs.

Zimbabwe to Bangladesh 2014 Itinerary
Three-day game in Fatullah, October 20-22
First Test match in Dhaka, October 25-29
Second Test match in Khulna, November 3-7
Third Test match in Chittagong, November 12-16
One-day practice match in Chittagong, November 19
First ODI in Chittagong, November 21
Second ODI in Chittagong, November23
Third ODI in Mirpur, November26
Fourth ODI in Mirpur, November 28
Fifth ODI in Mirpur, December 01

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