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Zimbabwe wicketkeeper-batsman Richmond Mutumbami has been ruled out for the remainder of the ongoing ODI tri-series against South Africa and Australia after breaking his right arm.
Mutumbami was hit on the arm during a net session and sustained a hairline fracture to a bone in his right forearm.
It has been announced that Mutumbami will need a minimum of three weeks to recover, which means that he is likely to be fit for Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh, which gets underway in late October.
With Mutumbami sitting on the sidelines, Zimbabwe head coach Stephen Mangongo had no choice but to allow Brendan Taylor to take over the wicketkeeping duties.
Prior to the start of this series, Mangongo explained that he did not want Taylor wicketkeeping since he needed to concentrate on his batting instead.
“Wicketkeeping is a key role and I need the best man for the job, not a part-timer, and that is the route we are going to do,” he had said. “Brendan is going to specialise in his batting, not keeping. That’s his role. We will look at a specialist keeper to do the job.”