Pacer Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of Zimbabwe’s upcoming home Test series against Sri Lanka after failing to recover from a bicep injury. The 28-year-old suffered the injury during a recent domestic match.
Chatara, who last played a Test in November 2018, was named in the provisional squad for the two-match series. His absence from the series leaves a chance open for uncapped pacers Victor Nyauchi and Charlton Tshuma to make their Test debut.
The squad, led by Sean Williams, will have five debutants. Apart from the return of Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Kyle Jarvis and Regis Chakabva (who will be returning to Test cricket after more than a year), the selectors have also recalled Carl Mumba who had been out of international cricket since sustaining a knee injury against Sri Lanka in 2017.
The two-Test series, with both matches set to be held in Harare, will begin on January 19.
Zimbabwe Squad: Sean Williams (c), Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Kevin Kasuza, Timycen Maruma, Prince Masvaure, Brian Mudzinganyama, Carl Mumba, Ainsley Ndlovu, Victor Nyauchi, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Charlton Tshuma