Wednesday 4 January 2012 

Chatara Replaces Injured Mpofu For Zimbabwe

Chatara Replaces Injured Mpofu For Zimbabwe
Chatara Replaces Injured Mpofu For Zimbabwe
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Experienced Zimbabwean pace bowler Christopher Mpofu has been ruled out of his country's tour of New Zealand and has been replaced by Tendai Chatara.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.

Tour Schedule

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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