Stand-in Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has dismissed rumours of a boycott of the second Test against Pakistan.
Zimbabwe are all set to return to the ICC Test Team Rankings Table for the first time since May 2007 and will be placed ninth irrespective of the result of their two-match series against fourth-ranked Pakistan starting in Harare from Tuesday.
Bangladesh will go into the final day of the second Test against Zimbabwe requiring just six wickets to earn a share of the two-match series after dominating another day at Harare Sports Club.
West Indies are coming out with guns blazing in an attempt to send the Zimbabwe players back to Harare empty handed, when the second Test begins on Wednesday.
Offspinner Shane Shillingford says the West Indies` nine-wicket win over Zimbabwe is the "best Test match" he has ever played since the start of his international career in 2010.
World champions West Indies made the most of Zimbabwe`s lacklustre performance to win the final Twenty20 International by 41 runs and sweep the two-match series.
Led by southpaw Darren Bravo’s unbeaten knock of 72 runs, West Indies defeated Zimbabwe in the third and final ODI by five wickets to complete clean sweep.
Stroke-maker Ramnaresh Sarwan put to rest lingering fears about his future by crafting his first international century in nearly three years.
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