Zimbabwe appoints batsman Masakadza new captain
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Batsman Hamilton Masakadza has been appointed Zimbabwe's new cricket captain, replacing Elton Chigumbura who resigned on the recent tour of Bangladesh.
The 32-year-old Masakadza is the most experienced player on the Zimbabwe team having played 29 tests and 165 one-day internationals. Legspinner Graeme Cremer is the new vice-captain.
Masakadza will captain in both tests and limited-overs games, with Zimbabwe deciding to do away with separate captains for the different formats.
Masakadza was previously dropped from the team for a loss of form but was one of Zimbabwe's best players in recent one-day and Twenty20 series against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Test cricket's bottom-ranked team, Zimbabwe hasn't played a test since late 2014 and hasn't won a test since 2013.