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Zimbabwe decided to bat in their first Twenty20 in more than 16 months, and their only international match in the format before the World Twenty20 in a couple of months.

The country's cricket has been boosted by the return of several reputed former players to the coaching structure, and this tour presents them an opportunity to test how they measure up against strong opposition. Captain Prosper Utseya picked out his spinners as the side's main strength and said they will need to perform if Zimbabwe are to present a stiff challenge to the home side.

West Indies are looking to rediscover the winning touch after a dismal tour of Australia, and their batting in particular gets a lift with the return of the experienced Shivanrine Chanderpaul and the exciting pair of youngsters Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo. That means their top-order looks totally different from the one that turned out against Australia, where Chris Gayle, Travis Dowlin and Runako Morton were the top three. One other change is that Sulieman Benn takes over spin duties from Nikita Miller.

West Indies: 1 Adrian Barath, 2 Andre Fletcher, 3 Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 4 Darren Bravo, 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Denesh Ramdin (capt & wk), 7 Dwayne Smith, 8 Darren Sammy, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Sulieman Benn, 11 Ravi Rampaul

Zimbabwe: 1 Vusi Sibanda, 2 Hamilton Masakadza, 3 Charles Coventry, 4 Tatenda Taibu, 5 Stuart Matsikenyeri, 6 Brendan Taylor, 7 Greg Lamb, 7 Elton Chigumbura, 8 Prosper Utseya (capt) , 9 Shingirai Masakadza, 10 Graeme Cremer, 11 Ray Price

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