Cricket World Cup 2011

Sibanda replaces Williams

2011-03-05 10:06
Vusi Sibanda (Gallo Images)

New Delhi - Batsman Vusi Sibanda was on Saturday called-up to replace injured Sean Williams in Zimbabwe's World Cup squad.

Williams fractured his right thumb while training in Ahmedabad ahead of his side's match against New Zealand on Friday.

Sibanda, a right-handed batsman from Harare, has played in 85 one-day internationals, scoring 1,796 runs with one century and 12 half-centuries.

Williams is the 12th player to be replaced in the tournament and the fourth for Zimbabwe after Edward Rainsford, Tinotenda Mawoyo and Sean Ervine were ruled out.

Zimbabwe, placed in Group A, have won one and lost two league matches in the tournament so far.

They next take on Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Thursday.


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