Mutumbami out of second T20I with hip injury

Richmond Mutumbami targets the leg side AFP

Zimbabwe batsman Richmond Mutumbami has been ruled out of the second T20I against India due to a right hip injury, which he picked up during the first T20I.

Batting at No. 3, Mutumbami was struck on the right hip by a back-of-a-length delivery from Jaydev Unadkat in the sixth over. The blow left him doubled up in pain for several minutes, before he had to be helped off the field.

X-rays in hospital showed that Mutumbami had not suffered a fracture or dislocation, Zimbabwe Cricket said in a release, but he will use crutches to take the strain off his hips during his recovery period. His condition will be re-assessed prior to the third T20I, scheduled for June 22.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Moor is likely to take Mutumbami's place in the XI.

Meanwhile, the release also said that batsman Brian Chari was making steady progress in his recovery from a knee injury. He was not yet ready for selection, though.