Tour of India 2001-02 Captain: Stuart Carlisle Zimbabwe ’s sixteenth Test tour Third Test-playing tour of India by Zimbabwe (February - March 2002) There were four former captains in the side (Andy and Grant Flower, Heath Streak and Campbell) now being led, as a first choice, by middle-order batsman Stuart Carlisle. The selectors omitted Henry Olonga, arguably the most destructive bowler, who has been plagued by injuries. Playing a Test series away from home, while the result of the national election could decide the fate of many of the national cricketers and their families, was very unsettling. The Indian and Zimbabwean cricketers were prevented from going out alone in Guwahati where strict restrictions were imposed on the players' movements. The Indian authorities were battling a number of separatist militant groups in India's insurgency-afflicted Assam state. Zimbabwe were trounced in the first Test at Nagpur where India hit a mammoth first innings of 570, including three centuries, before Harbhajan and Kumble bowled India to victory on a dusty crumbling pitch. Zimbabwe put a much better fight before losing the second Test, the Indian spinners again taking all the wickets. Other Zimbabwe tours Previous tour Sri Lanka 2001-02 Next tour England 2003 Next tour of India None scheduled Members of the Test tour party (14) Opening batsmen Stuart Carlisle, Trevor Gripper Middle-order batsmen Alistair Campbell, Andy Flower, Dion Ebrahim, Grant Flower, Gavin Rennie, Craig Wishart. Wicket-keeper: Tatenda Taibu Spin bowler: Raymond Price Fast bowlers: Travis Friend, Pommie Mbangwa, Heath Streak, Brighton Watambwa.
A D R Campbell Msh 29 LHB ODI S V Carlisle Msh 29 RHB opener captain ODI D D Ebrahim Msh 21 RHB ODI A Flower Msh 33 LHB ODI G W Flower Msh 31 RHB SLA ODI T J Friend Mid 20 RF ODI T R Gripper Msh 25 RHB opener M Mbangwa Mat 24 RFM ODI R W Price Mid 24 SLA G J Rennie Msh 25 LHB H H Streak Mat 27 RHB RFM vice-captain ODI T Taibu Msh 17 RHB WK ODI B T Watamba Msh 23 RFM C B Wishart Mid 27 RHB ODI Joined the tour party for the D A Marillier ODI one-day internationals D T Hondo ODI G B Brent ODI C K Coventry ODI District representation Logan Cup teams CFX Mat Matabeleland (2) Man Manicaland Mid: Midlands (3) Msh Mashonaland (9) Average age of team at time of first Test match (21 February 2002) : 25 years 10 months. Key to type: RHB Right-handed bat RM Right arm medium-paced bowler RFM Right-arm fast medium OB Off break WK Wicket-keeper ODI Member of squad for the ODI series Test Appearances made before the tour A Flower 59, G Flower 59, Campbell 56, Streak 49, Carlisle 25, G Rennie 22, Wishart 21, Mbangwa 15, Gripper 12, Ebrahim 11, Friend 8, Price 6, Watamba 4, Taibu 2. Tour Officials
M A 'Babu' Meman Team manager Geoff Marsh Coach Amato Machikicho Physiotherapist Selectors Ali Shah (convenor of selectors), Iain Butchart, Macsood Ebrahim, Dave Houghton, Stephen Mangongo and Terry Nicolle. Selection Unavailable : Brian Murphy, Henry Olonga (both injured), Bryan Strang (retired). Zimbabwe cricket also lost Everton Matambanadzo (who married and emigrated to a business career in San Francisco). Tour Party Announced : 9 February 2002. Not selected : Gary Brent, Mluleki Nkala, Guy Whittall. Paul Strang was not chosen and asked for release from his Zimbabwe contract so that he could commentate on the series in India. One-day team announced : 1 March 2002 Time between selection and departure from Zimbabwe 3 days (9 February - 12 February) Travel Harare Q Mumbai The Zimbabwe team left home after a three week break from their tour of Sri Lanka, and landed in Mumbai early on the morning of 13 February 2002. The one-day reinforcements, Gary Brent, Charles Coventry and Douglas Marillier left Harare for Delhi on Sunday morning. They were joined by Douglas Hondo, who was playing in Australia. Time spent in India 37 days (13 February - 22 March) On-tour selection panel Geoff Marsh ( coach), Stuart Carlisle ( captain) and Heath Streak (vice-captain). Reinforcements Four players joined the team for the ODI series : Gary Brent, Charles Coventry, Douglas Marillier and Douglas Hondo. Fixtures/Results
a Vijayawada Board President's XI Drawn b NAGPUR INDIA First Test LOST inns 101 r c NEW DELHI INDIA Second Test LOST 4 w d § Faridabad India (1st ODI) Won 1 w e § Mohali India (2nd ODI) Lost 64 r f § Kochi India (3rd ODI) Won 6 w g § Hyderabad India (4th ODI) Lost 5 w h § Guwahati India (5th ODI) Lost 101 r § ODI Series � not first-class . Time spent in India before First Test: 4 days (9 March - 21 February) Test appearances on tour 2 - Campbell, Carlisle, A Flower, G Flower, Friend, Gripper, Price, Streak, Taibu, Watamba. 1 - Ebrahim, G Rennie. 0 - Mbangwa, Wishart. Match appearances
a b c d e f g h Gary Brent o o o Alistair Campbell x T T o o o o o Stuart Carlisle x T T o o o o o Dion Ebrahim T o o o o o Andy Flower x T T o o o o Grant Flower T T o o o o o Travis Friend x T T o o o o o Trevor Gripper x T T Douglas Hondo o o o Douglas Marillier o o o o o Pommie Mbangwa x o o Ray Price x T T Gavin Rennie x T Heath Streak x T T o o o o o Tatenda Taibu x T T o o o o o Brighton Watambwa x T T Craig Wishart o o o Highlights • Ray Price took ten of the 20 Indian wickets to fall in the two matches. • Travis Friend, who had earlier hit 60 not out, was banned from bowling at Nagpur after sending down two beamers. • Andy Flower hit 92 and Dion Ebrahim 94 in Zimbabwe's highest innings of the series at Delhi. • Batting no 10, Doug Marillier in the first ODI hit 56 in 21 balls to win the match. Tour Summary
P W L D Aban Test Matches 2 0 2 0 - Other first-class matches 1 0 0 1 - ϯ Minor matches 0 - - - - § One-day internationals 5 2 3 0 - All Matches 8 2 5 1 - Return to Zimbabwe Mumbai Q Harare Trevor Gripper, Raymond Price, Gavin Rennie and Brighton Watambwa went home at the end of the Test series. The team returned home on 22 March 2002. Time away from Zimbabwe 39 days (12 February to 23 March) Finances Accounts of the tour Postscript