Harare: Zimbabwe seamer Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of the upcoming two-match home Test series against Sri Lanka with bicep injury.
Chatara has failed to recover from the injury, which he had sustained during a recent domestic match. His absence presents an opportunity for pacemen Victor Nyauchi and Charlton Tshuma, both of whom are yet to make their international debuts. Opening batsmen Kevin Kasuza and Brian Mudzinganyama and left-arm spinner Ainsley Ndlovu are the other three uncapped players in the 15-member squad.
The Sean Williams led side also features the experienced men Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Sikandar Raza, Kyle Jarvis and Regis Chakabva, as they return to the format after more than a year after a 1-1 drawn series against Bangladesh in October-November 2018.
Zimbabwe have never won a Test against Sri Lanka, ever since the two teams first met in 1994/95. Both the Tests will be played in Harare, with the first game beginning on Sunday, 19 January.
Full squad: Sean Williams (captain), Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Kevin Kasuza, Timycen Maruma, Prince Masvaure, Brian Mudzinganyama, Carl Mumba, Ainsley Ndlovu, Victor Nyauchi, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Charlton Tshuma