Experienced Zimbabwean pace bowler Christopher Mpofu has been ruled out of his country's tour of New Zealand and has been replaced by Tendai Chatara.
Mpofu suffered a lower back injury during the recent Stanbic T20 competition in Zimbabwe and will miss the tour which comprises one Test, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.
The uncapped Chatara was added to a 20-man training squad which is preparing in Zimbabwe ahead of departure to New Zealand, where the Test match gets underway on 26th January.
|26 Jan 2012||Only Test||New Zealand v Zimbabwe||McLean Park, Napier|
|03 Feb 2012||1st ODI||New Zealand v Zimbabwe||University Oval, Dunedin|
|06 Feb 2012||2nd ODI||New Zealand v Zimbabwe||Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei|
|09 Feb 2012||3rd ODI||New Zealand v Zimbabwe||McLean Park, Napier|
|11 Feb 2012||1st Twenty20||New Zealand v Zimbabwe||Eden Park, Auckland|
|14 Feb 2012||2nd Twenty20||New Zealand v Zimbabwe||Seddon Park, Hamilton|
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