Tinashe Panyangara © AFP (File photo)
Tinashe Panyangara © AFP (File photo)

Zimbabwe suffered a blow ahead of their home series against India starting June 11, as their fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara was ruled out of injury. India will be touring Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI as well as a three-match T20I series, and MS Dhoni will be leading a very young side on this tour. A back injury has ruled out Panyangara from the tour and Zimbabwe have picked Taurai Muzarabani to replace the injured 30-year-old fast bowler. Panyangara was a part of a training camp to prepare for the India series, but he complained of his back.

According to ESPNCricinfo, Muzarabani has played 6 ODIs and 11 T20Is for Zimbabwe. India’s tour of Zimbabwe begins with the first ODI on Saturday, June 11 at the Harare Sports Club. All the matches of this series will be played at the Harare Sports Club. The second ODI will be played on June 13, whereas the third and the final will be on June 15. The three ODIs for this series will be played on June 18, 20 and 22 respectively.

Panyangara has played 9 Tests, 64 ODIs and 14 T20Is for Zimbabwe. He has taken 31 wickets in 9 Tests, 64 scalps in as many ODIs and 20 wickets in 14 T20Is.