Brian Vitori has returned to the 14-man Zimbabwe squad

Zimbabwean Brian Vitori Returns for the Afghanistan Series

Brian Vitori
Brian Vitori returns to the Zimbabwe squad for the Afghanistan series. (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Left-arm fast bowler Brian Vitori has been included in the 14-man Zimbabwe for the limited-over series against Afghanistan. Zimbabwe will play two T20I and five ODI series against Afghanistan, starting on February 5.

Vitori made his comeback to the national team on the back of a fantastic stint with Zimbabwe A. He last played for Zimbabwe in November 2016.

The 27-year old pacer has played four Tests, 20 ODIs, and 11 T20Is, claiming 12, 29 and four wickets in the respective formats.

Zimbabwean Brian Vitori Returns for the Afghanistan Series
(Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Vitori got suspended from bowling due to illegal action. However, ICC has now been cleared after undergoing remodelling of his bowling action.

Zimbabwe has also recalled Ryan Burl, while Christopher Mpofu, Ryan Murray, and Brandon Mavuta have returned home from Bangladesh.

I am very pleased as the captain to have someone of Brian’s ability on my side. He is a true competitor. He brings great strength and versatility to our seam bowling attack, and we look forward to seeing him on the park again,” Graeme Cremer, Zimbabwe skipper said.

Zimbabwean Brian Vitori Returns for the Afghanistan Series
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Cremer further admitted this series would help them in World Cup Qualifiers.

Facing Afghanistan, who are in the same group as us in the qualifiers, makes it even better and we are looking to do well against them and then hopefully carry that momentum into the tournament on home soil,” Cremer added.

Zimbabwe will play five ODI’s after the culmination of T20 series.

Squad: Graeme Cremer (c), Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Malcolm Waller, Ryan Burl, Peter Moor, Sikandar Raza, Solomon Mire, Blessing Muzarabani, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Brian Vitori, Tendai Chisoro

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