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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 December, 2004, 09:01 GMT
Zimbabweans arrive in Bangladesh
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After delays following the tsunami which devastated large areas of south Asia, Zimbabwe arrived in Bangladesh on Thursday for a Test and one-day series.

The team had been due to catch a connecting flight from Calcutta to the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, on Tuesday.

The tour will see Zimbabwe play two Tests, their first since May, and five one-day internationals.

Zimbabwe were relieved of Test status for tours by Australia and England after huge losses to Sri Lanka in May.

They are still relying on a young, inexperienced squad following the player boycott that resulted from Heath Streak's sacking in April.

Led by wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu, Zimbabwe have not won a game since beating Bangladesh in a one-day series on home soil nine months ago.

Bangladesh, however, have high hopes of winning a Test match for the first time since being granted Full Member status by the International Cricket Council in 2000.

They defeated in India in a limited overs international last Sunday, and although they lost the series decider 24 hours later, it did not take the gloss off their achievement.

"I feel proud of them. We sometimes pushed them [India] back and there were a lot of positive things to enjoy.

"I am very much more hopeful for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour," said coach Dav Whatmore.

The tour will open with a warm-up match against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Chittagong on Saturday.

The first Test starts in Chittagong on 6 January.

Zimbabwe squad: Dion Ebrahim, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Barney Rogers, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Mark Vermeulen, Tatenda Taibu (capt/wk), Elton Chigumbura, Tinashe Panyangara, Edward Rainsford, Douglas Hondo, Christopher Mpofu, Mluleki Nkala, Graeme Cremer, Prosper Utseya, Terrence Duffin.

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