Tour of Pakistan
1998-99 Captain: Alistair
Zimbabwe’s eighth Test tour
Third Test-playing tour of Pakistan by Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe had an
eight-week schedule planned, taking in a number of limited-overs tournaments
en route to the tour of Pakistan.
However, the early part was curtailed, so the tour was preceded only by a Triangular
Tournament in Sharjah for the Champions Trophy.
Pakistan Zimbabwe seized the initiative in the First Test and held on to win
the series, with some assistance from the weather.
Zimbabwe's first series
victory, all the more impressive for being achieved away from home in Pakistan
where few other teams have prevailed.
final Test match against Pakistan
being abandoned because of fog but the Zimbabweans were delighted and there
was no sense of anti-climax winning the series in this way
Other Zimbabwe tours
New Zealand 1997-98
South Africa 1999-2000
Next tour of Pakistan
Members of the Test tour party (14)
Opening batsmen: Grant Flower, Gavin
Middle order Alistair Campbell, Craig Evans, Craig
Wishart, Murray Goodwin
Wicket-keeper: Andy Flower
Spin bowlers: Paul Strang, Adam
Huckle, Andy Whittall.
Fast bowlers: Henry
Olonga, Heath Streak, Neil Johnson, Pommie Mbangwa
A D R Campbell
G W Flower
M W Goodwin
A G Huckle
N C Johnson
E Z Matambanadzo
H K Olonga
G J Rennie
P A Strang
H H Streak
A R Whittall
C B Wishart
E A Brandes (Msh)
C N Evans (Msh) 28
- Mashonaland (8)
- Country Districts (6)
age of team at time of first Test match
yrs 7 months
Key to type:
RM Right arm medium-paced bowler
RFM Right-arm fast medium
OB Off break
ODI member of Coca Cola Champions Trophy squad
Test Appearances made before the tour
Campbell 31, A Flower 31, G Flower 30, Streak 24,
Wishart 9, Olonga 8, G J Rennie 8, AR Whittall 8, Goodwin 7,
Huckle 7, Mbangwa 7, Johnson 1,
Matambanadzo P A Strang
manager in Pakistan
/ manager in Sharjah
Whittall injured a ligament.He
needed to have it operated on in September 1998. Eddo Brandes was unfit.
team for the knockout tournament in Bangladesh
(Wills International Cup) was announced on 9 October, including the eleven
from the current Test match at Harare against India,
plus Grant Flower, Paul Strang and Andy Whittall.
A fourteen-man squad for the Champions
Trophy in Sharjah and the limited-overs matches in Pakistan was announced on 27
From the Bangladesh party, Olonga was
oimitted and Brandes came in, though Olonga was soon brought back to
strengthen the bowling attack.
Tout Party announced:
Not selected: Trevor
Time between selection of Champions
Trophy squad and departure from Zimbabwe
(27 October? -
(Harare Q Dhaka)
Harare Q Dubai
Dubai Q Karachi
were in place for the team to go to their Pakistan
tour by way of Perth, Bangladesh and Sharjah.
selected for the World Super Max -
Campbell, G Flower, A Flower, Goodwin, Evans, Wishart, P Strang,
Mbangwa, Streak with David Houghton as
manager - would have gone ahead to Perth, Australia, to play between 16-18
October but the event was cancelled. The team for the nine-nation Wills
International Cup in Bangladesh,
flew from Harare to Dubai,
and from there to Dhaka, landing on Sunday
morning 18 October. The Zimbabweans unfortunately lost their only match (on 24
October) and returned home.
party took off again on 3 November, flying to Sharjah via South Africa and Dubai, to take part in the three-nation
Coca-Cola Trophy triangular championship.
The day after playing their final against India, the 15-player squad left Dubai and landed in Karachi on 15 November.
Everton Matambanadzo joined the squad in December when Brandes and Evans returned to Zimbabwe after the ODI series.
Time spent in Pakistan
(15 November - 22 December)
On-tour selection panel
Olonga was added to the one-day party for the Champions Trophy and Pakistan
Sri Lanka(Coca Cola ODI)
India(Coca Cola ODI)
Cola ODI final)
Karachi City CA
Pakistan (1st ODI)
Pakistan (2nd ODI)
Pakistan (3rd ODI)
PAKISTAN First Test
WON 7 w
Lahore City CA(4-day)
PAKISTAN Second Test
PAKISTAN Third Test
† not first-class
Time spent in Pakistan
before First Test:
(15 November -
Test appearances on tour
- Campbell, A Flower,
G Flower, Goodwin, Johnson,
Mbangwa, Olonga, G Rennie,
- Huckle, A Whittall.
- Matambanadzo, P Strang.
No teams had been announced for the third
Test at Rawalpindi
before it was abandoned.
• Neil Johnson,
opening both batting and bowling in one-day cricket, as well as hitting an
exhilarating Test century off Pakistan.
Other first-class matches
ϯ Minor matches
played in Sharjah
Return to Zimbabwe
Lahore Q Harare
and Evans returned to Zimbabwe
after the ODI series.
airport delays because of fog, the Zimbabweans left Pakistan on Tuesday 22 December 1998, and had
a four-month break before playing the World Cup in England.
Time away from Zimbabwe
51 ? days
(3 November to 24?
Accounts of the tour