18 January 2018
Soldiers deployed all over rural Zim: MDC-T
MDC-T’s Mudzuri begs ZCTU for support
Moyo claims CIO spy killed during coup
Activist wants ED, Chiwenga at Hague
Priscilla: Erection at 45 like winning lottery
Outrage as top soldier threatens 2008 terror
ED era to yield 'good things', says Pari
Man grows dagga to cure heart, caged 18mths
Bond notes here to stay, says Chinamasa
South Koreans in $70m Zim agro-project
Hubby bashes Star FM anchor in love row
$18/yr subscr too much for musicians
Caps bid to rehire star forward Nhivi
Mourinho says 'relaxed' about Sanchez
A view beyond the Zimbabwe coup
'Shit-hole': Just Take moral high ground
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
Trump rage ignores truth: A response
Jongwe ready for India after head knock

Zimbabwe allrounder Luke Jongwe was struck after delivering the ball

23/05/2016 00:00:00
by Agencies
Suicide bombing: Zim remain in Pakistan
Pakistan beat Zim for series win
Zim skipper Chigumbura suspended
Pakistan beat fighting Zimbabwe 2-0
Pakistan beat Zimbabwe in 1st Twenty20
Pakistan: Zim trains amid heavy security
Bvute: Zim expressing Pakistan solidarity
Zim Pakistan tour: ICC says No
Confusion over Zim’s Pakistan tour
Zim’s Whatmore eyes Pakistan success
Taylor eyes first NatWest T20 Blast
Zim satisfied with security in Pakistan
Zim sends security team to Pakistan
Whatmore signs 4-yr Zim cricket deal
ALL-ROUNDER Luke Jongwe fully recovered ahead of India series after being struck by a ball earlier this year

Zimbabwe allrounder Luke Jongwe is in line to take on India after recovering from a head injury suffered during his country’s preparations for the ICC World T20 in February.

Zimbabwe, who are set to host India in a series of limited-overs matches next month, confirmed last week they would have a fully fit squad to choose from for the three ODIs and three T20s, to be played from June 8-23.

"The national selection panel will be happy that players who have been on the rehabilitation list are now available for selection for the home series against India," a statement from Zimbabwe Cricket said.

"(Jongwe) has been under close monitoring for any reactive neurological signs and symptoms during the camp.

"He has managed to do his daily fitness drills and bowled and batted during the practice matches."

Jongwe suffered the injury during a practice match at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in the United Arab Emirates in February.

While attempting a return catch, Jongwe missed the ball and it hit him above the right eye.

He was taken by ambulance to hospital where an x-ray revealed no damage.

However, as a precautionary measure, he also underwent a magnetic resonance imaging scan, was put on a drip and hospitalised for observation.

Zimbabwe Cricket also confirmed leg-spinner Graeme Cremer had recovered from a fracture to his left hand, with senior national team physiotherapist Anesu Mupotaringa saying the Zimbabwe vice-captain had made “very good progress” from the injury, which prevented him taking part in the World T20.

Pace bowler Tinashe Panyangara, who had a lower backache complaint, will also be available for selection, as will batsman Chamunorwa Chibhabha, who was hit on the left arm during a net session earlier this month.

Zimbabwe failed to reach the ‘Super 10’ phase of the World T20 in India, with Afghanistan advancing ahead of the African nation in the qualification round of the tournament.

Currently ranked 11th on the ODI charts and 12th on the T20 table, Zimbabwe will also be eager to upset their higher ranked subcontinent opponents to climb back into the top 10.


Zimbabwe practice squad:  Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Chamunorwa Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Trevor Garwe, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Shingirai Masakadza, Prince Masvaure, Peter Joseph Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Natsai M’shangwe, Kudakwashe Munyede, Tawanda Mupariwa, Tarisai Musakanda, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, Victor Nyauchi, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano and Malcolm Waller.

Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it






Face Book



comments powered by Disqus
RSS NewsTicker