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Panyangara out of India series with back injury

Tinashe Panyangara has been one of Zimbabwe's premier fast bowlers, and had been with them at the World T20 in March Associated Press

Tinashe Panyangara will not be part of the three ODIs and three T20Is that Zimbabwe play against India in June due to a back injury.

Panyangara had participated in a training camp in Bulawayo to prepare for the India series, where he complained of lower back pain on his right side. Since Panyangara has been troubled by back issues repeatedly, Zimbabwe physio Anesu Mupotaringa has advised a meeting with a neurologist to ascertain the source of the problem. Taurai Muzarabani, who has played six ODIs and seven T20Is, was picked in Panyangara's place.

Though he was sacked as captain, Hamilton Masakadza retained his place in both sides. Graeme Cremer, who missed the 2016 World T20 with injury, returned and will lead both squads of 18 men each.

In addition to Cremer's legspin, Zimbabwe can rely on left-arm spinners Wellington Masakzadza and Tendai Chisoro and another legspinner Timken Maruma to take the pace off the ball. Tendai Charata, Donald Tiripano and Neville Madziva, meanwhile, will be putting pace on it. Fast-bowling allrounder Luke Jongwe, who also missed the World T20 with an injury, was picked for the T20s, but not for the ODIs.

Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine add strength to the middle order, though Ervine was not picked for the T20s. Similarly, Chamu Chibhabha was only selected for the ODIs whereas Malcolm Waller, who struck the fastest fifty by a Zimbabwean in T20Is, was called up only for T20 leg of the tour.

The ODIs will be played from June 11 to 15 and the T20s will be played from June 18 to 22. All six matches will be played in Harare.

ODI squad: Graeme Cremer (capt), Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, Chamu Chibhabha, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Vusi Sibanda, Tawanda Mupariwa, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Hamilton Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine

T20I squad: Graeme Cremer (capt), Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Taurai Muzarabani, Brian Chari, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Vusi Sibanda, Luke Jongwe, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Neville Madziva, Donald Tiripano, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chisoro, Hamilton Masakadza, Tendai Chatara, Malcolm Waller