Injured Vitori out of New Zealand Test
Zimbabwe will be missing the services of Tatenda Taibu and left-arm seamer Brian Vitori in the only Test against New Zealand in Bulawayo starting November 1. Taibu, who played the three-match ODI series against New Zealand as a frontline batsman, is nursing a finger injury while Vitori, who hasn't played first-class cricket or List A cricket in more than a month due to a shin niggle, did not recover in time.
Allrounder Malcolm Waller, whose unbeaten 99 helped Zimbabwe chase down 329 in the third ODI, was picked in the 15-man squad on the back of a half-century in the tour game. Among the players picked for the squad for the only Test against Pakistan last month, Craig Ervine, Greg Lamb and Chamu Chibhabha miss out against New Zealand. Seamers Njabulo Ncube and Keegan Meth and legspinner Natsai M'Shangwe, each of whom were part of the squad for the ODI series, have been selected.
Zimbabwe squad: Brendan Taylor (capt), Regis Chakabva, Elton Chigumbura, Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza, Tino Mawoyo, Keegan Meth, Chris Mpofu, Natsai M'Shangwe, Forster Mutizwa, Njabulo Ncube, Ray Price, Vusi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Malcolm Waller.