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Test Cricket Tours - Zimbabwe to Pakistan 1998-99

 

 

Tour of  Pakistan 1998-99         Captain: Alistair Campbell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zimbabwe’s eighth Test tour

 

Third Test-playing tour of Pakistan by Zimbabwe

 

 

(November -

    December 1998)

 

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. 

Once in Pakistan Zimbabwe seized the initiative in the First Test and held on to win the series, with some assistance from the weather.

This was Zimbabwe's first series victory, all the more impressive for being achieved away from home in Pakistan where few other teams have prevailed. 

The 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

 

Previous tour

New Zealand 1997-98

 

Next tour

South Africa 1999-2000

 

Next tour of Pakistan

2004-05 cancelled

 

 

 

Members of the Test tour party (14)

 

 

Opening batsmen: Grant Flower, Gavin  Rennie

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

Msh

26

LHB   captain

ODI

 

A Flower

Msh

30

LHB      WK   vice-captain

ODI

 

G W Flower

Msh

27

RHB        SLA

ODI

 

M W Goodwin

Msh

25

RHB

ODI

 

A G Huckle

Mat

27

LBG

ODI

 

N C Johnson

Mat

28

LHB     RFM

ODI

 

E Z Matambanadzo

Msh

22

RMF

 

 

M Mbangwa

Mat

22

RFM

ODI

 

H K Olonga

Mat

22

RF

ODI  added

 

G J Rennie

Msh

22

 

ODI

 

P A Strang

Msh

28

LBG

ODI

 

H H Streak

Mat

24

RHB      RFM

ODI

 

A R Whittall

Mat

25

OB

ODI

 

C B Wishart

Msh

24

RHB

ODI

 

 

E A Brandes (Msh)

ODI

 

 

C N Evans  (Msh)  28

ODI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District representation:    

Mat - Matabeleland

Msh - Mashonaland (8)

CD - Country Districts (6)

  

  

  

Average age of team at time of first Test match

(27 November 1998):

 25 yrs  7 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Officials

 

Babu Meman

Tour manager in Pakistan

David Houghton

Coach / manager in Sharjah

Amato Machikicho

Physiotherapist

 

 

 

 

 

Selectors

 

 

 

 

 

Selection

 

Unavailable:  Guy Whittall injured a ligament.He needed to have it operated on in September 1998.  Eddo Brandes was unfit.

The 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 October 1998. 

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 Madondo.

 

Time between selection of Champions Trophy squad and departure from Zimbabwe   

x days

(27 October?   -  17? October)

 

 

 

 

Travel

(Harare   Q Dhaka)

 

 

 

 

 

Harare   Q Dubai

 

 

Dubai   Q Karachi

 

 

Arrangements were in place for the team to go to their Pakistan tour by way of Perth, Bangladesh and Sharjah.

Those 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.

The tour 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

   37 days

(15 November  - 22 December)

 

 

 

 

On-tour selection panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reinforcements

 

Henry Olonga was added to the one-day party for the Champions Trophy and Pakistan one-day internationals

 

 

 

 

 

Fixtures/Results

 

 

a

§ Sharjah

Sri Lanka(Coca Cola ODI)

Won 7 w

b

§ Sharjah

India(Coca Cola ODI)

Lost 7 w

c

§ Sharjah

Sri Lanka(Coca Cola ODI)

Won 24 r

d

§ Sharjah

India(Coca Cola ODI)

Won 13 r

e

§ Sharjah

India(Coca Cola ODI final)

Lost 10 w

 

 

 

 

f

� Karachi   

Karachi City CA

Won 5 w

g

§ Gujranwala

Pakistan  (1st ODI)

Lost 4 w

h

§ Sheikhpura

Pakistan  (2nd ODI)

Won 6 w

i

§ Rawalpindi

Pakistan  (3rd ODI)

Lost 111 r

j

PESHAWAR 

PAKISTAN  First Test

WON 7 w

k

� Lahore

Lahore City CA(4-day)

Lost 1 w

l

LAHORE 

PAKISTAN  Second Test

DRAWN

m

RAWALPINDI 

PAKISTAN  Third Test

ABANDONED

 

 

 

 

§  ODI  Series

not first-class

 

 

 

 

 

Time spent in Pakistan before First Test:      

12 days

(15 November  -   27 November)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test appearances on tour

 

2  -    Campbell,  A Flower,  G Flower,  Goodwin,  Johnson,  Mbangwa,  Olonga,  G Rennie,  Streak,  Wishart.

1  -    Huckle,  A  Whittall.

0  -    Matambanadzo,  P Strang.

 

No teams had been announced for the third Test at Rawalpindi before it was abandoned.

 

 

 

 

Highlights

 

   Neil Johnson, opening both batting and bowling in one-day cricket, as well as hitting an exhilarating Test century off Pakistan.

  

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Tour Summary

 

 

P

W

L

D

Aban

Test Matches

3

1

0

1

1

Other first-class matches

0

-

-

-

-

ϯ Minor matches

2

 

1

 

-

§ One-day internationals

3

1

2

0

-

§ ODIs played in Sharjah

5

3

2

0

 

All Matches

13

5

5

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return to Zimbabwe

Lahore   Q Harare

 

 

Brandes and Evans returned to Zimbabwe after the ODI series.

After 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? December

 

 

 

Finances

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts of the tour

 

 

 

 

 

Postscript

 

 

 

 



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