Donald Tiripano replaces injured Kyle Jarvis

Seamer Donald Tiripano has replaced the injured Kyle Jarvis in Zimbabwe’s squad for the T20I tri-series, involving Australia and Pakistan. Jarvis, Zimbabwe’s senior seamer, injured his bowling hand while attempting a catch during Pakistan’s innings in the tri-series opener in Harare on Sunday.

Tiripano, 30, has played eight T20Is for Zimbabwe, as well as six Tests and 15 ODIs. He last played for Zimbabwe during their successful tour of Sri Lanka last year, and was more recently part of Zimbabwe’s preparations ahead of the tri-series, playing for the Zimbabwe Select XI against Kenya and Zimbabwe Chairman’s XI. He took five wickets in six games in that warm-up series, in addition to chipping in with 49 to help set up a 41-run win in the third match against Kenya.

Jarvis was ruled out of the remainder of the tri-series due to the severity of his injury. Jarvis was taken immediately to hospital for scans when the injury occurred on Sunday, and X-rays confirmed a broken bone in his right thumb. He is being treated in Harare, with the help of Manchester-based hand and wrist surgeon Zaf Naqui.

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