Cricket World Cup Preview :Zimbabwe

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The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, here take a brief look at the current form and prospects of the competing teams:

Pool B


– Zimbabwe have not played a full international since December 1, when Bangladesh completed a 5-0 rout of the touring team.

In the aftermath of that series five players failed to make the World Cup squad while eccentric coach, Stephen Mangongo, was fired and replaced by the much-travelled Australian, Dav Whatmore.

Five of the squad played for Zimbabwe A in a four-match series against Canada but no other matches are scheduled ahead of a pre-tournament camp in Dubai and Zimbabwe’s two official World Cup warm-up matches against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.

Among those brought in for the World Cup are Stuart Matsikenyeri and Chamu Chibhabha, who have not played for their country since 2012 and 2013 respectively, while the experienced Prosper Utseya, banned from bowling off-spin because of an illegal action, has been selected after converting himself into an accurate bowler of medium-pace cutters.

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