Graeme Cremer
Graeme Cremer (Pic Credit: ICC)

Former Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer recently underwent a successful knee surgery in Harare and is set miss the tour of South Africa that starts from September 30.

According to a report in Daily News, 31-year-old Cremer is hopeful of making the squad for the Bangladesh tour in October and expects to begin training in six weeks time. “Came out of knee surgery … will definitely miss the SA tour but hopefully I will be fit for Bangladesh,” he was quoted as saying on Saturday.

When questioned about how he was feeling after the surgery, the legspinner said, “Just a bit sore but not too bad. The surgeon was happy with the operation so that’s good. I think I will be able to resume light training possibly in six weeks.”

Cremer last played in an ODI for Zimbabwe back in March at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier. Zimbabwe lost that ODI against UAE that knocked them out of contention for the next year’s world cup in England. Cremer lost his captaincy as a result of that defeat. Then due to a payment dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), his name along with Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams was omitted for the a home T20I tri-series also involving Australia and Pakistan.

Zimbabwe will be in South Africa for three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series. Then they will be in Bangladesh for a three-ODI and two-Test series.

Zimbabwe’s tour of South Africa

ODIs
September 30 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI (Diamond Oval, Kimberley)
October 3 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI (Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein)
October 6 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI (Boland Park, Paarl)

T20Is
October 9 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 1st T20I (Buffalo Park, East London)
October 12 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I (Senwes Park, Potchefstroom)
October 14 0 – South Africa vs Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I (Willowmoore Park, Benoni)