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Match Preview: After winning both the One Day International and T20 International series West Indies now will play Zimbabwe in a two match test series. West Indies is ranked No. 8 in ICC test ranking while Zimbabwe have no ranking as they have not played sufficient matches required to be on the ranking. They were banned from cricket for several years which is the key reason behind that. They now is willing to make up the loss they suffered because of the ban on their cricket. West Indies on the other hand will look for no other result then a win against the weaker Zimbabwe side. Zimbabwe never won a test match against West Indies. So this will be a difficult task for them to change the history with the new side which is not that experienced. While West Indies will do whatever needed to maintain their record against Zimbabwe.
Series:West Indies vs Zimbabwe Test Series 2013
Match: 1st Test Match
Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown
Dated: 12th March to 16th March 2013
Match Timings: West Indies vs Zimbabwe 1st Test match will begin on Tuesday 12th March at 10:00 local time - 14:00 GMT
Head to head: West Indies and Zimbabwe against each other played 6 test matches. Off those test matches West Indies have won 4 matches and the 2 other matches were ended in draw.
West Indies: West Indies is favourite in this two match test series. They never lost a test match against Zimbabwe in their cricketing history and they would want to maintain this. They have whitewashed Zimbabwe in both ODI and T20 series and now would be expecting same result in the test series as well. They have a strong batting lineup and with Marlon Samuels returning to the side after recovering from his injury and fast bowler Shannon Gabriel been recalled to the side who dabuted last year at Lords. Off-spinner Sunil Narine been rested for the test series and Shane Shillingford will be taking his place. Shiverian Chandarpaul would strengthen the batting more. Darren Sammy is back on the side after rested for first two ODIs and he would be leading the side in the two match test series.
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe is very much inexperienced in test cricket today. The ban on their cricket though withdrawn two years ago but during this two years period they have played only 4 test matches. So in last 8 years they have played only 4 matches which shows the inexpediency of the current side. Brandon Taylor will be leading the side in test series as well. Zimbabwe would be looking for their own improvement in the series. They are looking to make up the loss of their cricket which they suffered for a ban of 6 years from cricket. They are trying to build a team good enough to tackle top sides in the cricket. It will take some time to get themselves established in the test arena as unlike T20 and ODI upset is not always seen in test cricket. The team which can perform at same level in five days will be the winner which is quite a hard task in test cricket for an inexperienced side. Still if they can perform up to the level they might get a draw which will be equal to a victory for them. Moreover this West Indies side is not unbeatable as well.
So some good cricket is to come ahead. The 1st match will be played at Bridgestone.