Saturday, March 25, 2023

Concussed Gary Ballance misses Zimbabwe T20 towards Eire


Zimbabwe and former England batsman Gary Ballance has withdrawn from the second T20 towards Eire in Harare on Saturday as a consequence of concussion.

The 33-year-old was struck within the head in the course of the first assembly on Thursday, which Zimbabwe received by 5 wickets to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match collection.

“Ballance had mild concussion symptoms and, as a precaution, we recommended he be rested in order for him to fully recover,” mentioned Zimbabwe staff physician Solomon Madzogo.

The batter made his debut for the nation of his start this week having performed Take a look at and one-day internationals for England over 5 years from 2013.

Ballance was launched by English county Yorkshire final yr after admitting he used racist language towards teammate Azeem Rafiq. He later apologised in particular person.

Revelations by Pakistan-born Rafiq of institutional racism triggered wholesale adjustments on the membership.

Eire received the toss and opted to area, with each groups displaying one change from Thursday.

Harmless Kaia got here in for Ballance and the vacationers changed Barry McCarthy with Graham Hume.

Groups:

Zimbabwe

Tadiwanashe Marumani, Harmless Kaia, Craig Ervine (capt), Wessly Madhevere, Sean Williams, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (wkt), Brad Evans, Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Tendai Chatara

Eire

Andy Balbirnie (capt), Ross Adair, Stephen Doheny (wkt), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Tyrone Kane, Gareth Delany, Fionn Hand, Mark Adair, Graham Hume

Umpires: Iknow Chabi, Christopher Phiri (each ZIM)

TV umpire: Langton Rusere (ZIM)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

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