Zim fret over Taibu injury

Hosts Zimbabwe have expressed confidence that their experienced wicketkeeper, Tatenda Taibu, will recover in time to face New Zealand in the penultimate games of the ongoing One Day international and Test series.

Tatenda Taibu
Tatenda Taibu

Zimbabwe suffered a blow this past weekend ahead of the first match between the two countries when the former captain, Taibu, sustained an injury on his left index finger during practice.

Team physiotherapist, Amato Machikicho, expressed hope that the injury would not rule the cricket star out of the rest of the series.

The series, which started last Saturday with a Twenty20 duel, ends with a Test match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

Meanwhile, this past weekend, Zimbabwe and New Zealand national teams paid tribute to the New Zealand Cricket chief executive, Chris Doig, and Jessy Sithole, mother of Zimbabwean opening batsman, Vusimuzi Sibanda. As a gesture to the deceased the two teams wore armbands.

Doig lost a long battle against cancer last Wednesday. Sithole passed away at Mt. Darwin Hospital last Saturday morning following respiratory and heart complications.

The visiting Black Caps, as New Zealand are also known, made a strong statement in the opening match of their tour, beating Zimbabwe by ten wickets.

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