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While fielding during the Group B match against Pakistan at the Brisbane Cricket ground in Australia, Chigumbura tripped in the 24th over and fell heavily, landing on his knee when he was attempting to retrieve the ball.

He had to be helped off the field to receive treatment.

A magnetic resonance imaging scan yesterday showed that Chigumbura suffered a third grade tear of his quadriceps muscle — a large muscle group on the front of the thigh.

Because of the severity of the injury, Chigumbura will not be available for selection for Zimbabwe’s fifth Group B match, which is against Ireland at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia, this Saturday.

“The physiotherapist is working hard to try to get him ready hopefully for the India match,” said Zimbabwe team manager Christian Chiketa.

The match against India is Zimbabwe’s sixth and final group fixture. It is at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on March 14. — Zimcricket.

Source : The Herald