Cricket

Mpofu out of Zim's tour to NZ

2012-01-03 17:51
Chris Mpofu (File)
Harare - Fast bowler Chris Mpofu has been ruled out of Zimbabwe's cricket tour to New Zealand with a lower back injury.

Mpofu was replaced on Tuesday in a 20-man training squad by Tendai Chatara, who is uncapped at Test level.

Zimbabwe face the Black Caps in a one-off Test in Napier starting on January 26, followed by three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games. New Zealand won the one-off Test, two out of three ODIs and both T20s on their recent tour to Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe coach Alan Butcher said Mpofu's injury was a blow, but added "we will be underdogs, yes, but we will not be inferior to our opponents."

Butcher also said promising left-arm seamer Brian Vitori was fit again after he missed the home series against New Zealand with a shin problem.

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