Zimbabwe in New Zealand 2011-12

Dean Brownlie sustains fractured finger

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 7, 2012

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Dean Brownlie knocks one away during his fifty, Australia v New Zealand, second Test, Hobart, day one, December 9 2011
Dean Brownlie is likely to miss the rest of the limited-overs matches against Zimbabwe © AFP
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Dean Brownlie, the New Zealand batsman, has been diagnosed with a fractured finger and is likely to miss the rest of the limited-overs series against Zimbabwe. Brownlie, who made his one-day debut in the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Dunedin, sustained the injury while fielding in the second match in Whangarei on February 6.

The New Zealand physio, Paul Close, said Brownlie would meet with orthopaedic surgeon before a recovery plan was drawn up. "Dean complained of soreness with the hand becoming more painful and swollen today," Close said. "An x-ray this evening confirmed a fracture.

"He is expected to miss the remainder of the Zimbabwe series but it's a bit early to tell how long he will be out. His return to cricket will be based on how quickly the fracture heals and we should have clearer idea of the timeframe and best course of treatment after he meets with the orthopaedic surgeon tomorrow."

No decision has been made as yet on a replacement for Brownlie. New Zealand play one more 50-over game against Zimbabwe, followed by two Twenty20s.

Brownlie made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in November last year, and went on to become only the third New Zealand player to score a half-century in each of his first three Tests.

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Posted by   on (February 8, 2012, 17:09 GMT)

i think Zimbabwe might have brought better team than this so many good players playing domestic games

my squad pick would be 1.Hamilton Masakadza 2.Vusimuzi Sibanda 3.Craig Ervine 4.Brendan Taylor (c) 5.Gary Ballance 6.Tatenda Taibu (wk) 7.Elton Chigumbura 8.Ray Price/Prosper Utseya 9.Kyle Jarvis 10.Brian Vitori 11.Roland Benade/Glen Querl

and Subsitutes would 1.Malcolm Waller 2.Keegan Meth 3.Chris Mpofu 4. Sean Williams 5.Greg Lamb

How many of you people agree with my sqaud

Plz selectors select this squad and zimbabwe will get its glory dont take racial system here please

Posted by   on (February 7, 2012, 20:27 GMT)

A shame for Dean, who has had a tremendous start to his Blackcaps career. I wish him a speedy recovery. We need his solidity at the crease for the South Africa test matches!

Posted by Hrit24 on (February 7, 2012, 17:24 GMT)

All of NZ's best players such as Taylor and Brownlie are pulling out of the tour, yet Zimbabwe is getting so easily hammered. Hope they are more competitive in the 3rd ODI.

Posted by Mattyblackcapsfan on (February 7, 2012, 12:48 GMT)

bloody hell hes so vital to our test team judging by how he did in oz he should b a test player we have plenty of good batsmen to play odi n t20

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