Cremer to miss Bangladesh tour
Leg-spinner Graeme Cremer has been ruled out of upcoming South Africa and Bangladesh tours after completing knee surgery.
Cremer underwent surgery on August 23 (August). It was confirmed on Sunday (September 2) that the former Zimbabwean captain won’t be playing in the next two series.
Cremer was sacked after World Cup Qualifiers when Zimbabwe failed to reach World Cup for the first time in 35 years. He didn’t play in the T20I tri-series with Australia and Pakistan and ODI series against Pakistan at home.
“Following months of knee discomfort and pain, with conservative interventions failing to bring relief from the symptoms, Cremer finally went for knee surgery on the 23rd of August,” said Anesu Mupotaringa, national team physiotherapist.
“The surgery went well and Cremer is now recovering well at home. We are looking at minimum six-eight weeks before he can return to action, which definitely rules him out of the South Africa and Bangladesh tours.”
Meanwhile, pacer Kyle Jarvis and all-rounder Solomon Mire are set to be ready for South Africa tour after recovering from injuries.
“Jarvis is recovering very well following his second operation on his fractured thumb in Cape Town. He has now started doing light bowling and batting drills with the team and we hope he will be ready for South Africa. Mire has now fully recovered from his ankle injury while his gluteal is now strong following successful rehab. He will be ready for our South Africa and Bangladesh tours,” added Mupotaringa.
Zimbabwe will tour South Africa for three ODIs and three T20Is from late September to mid-October. Zimbabwe will then move to Bangladesh to play three ODIs and two Tests.