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Tendai Chatara ruled out of T20 World Cup Qualifiers with an injury

Zimbabwe pacer Tendai Chatara has been ruled out of the remainder of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022 Qualifiers due to an injury.

Chatara sustained the injury when he landed on his right shoulder while fielding in the game against Jersey on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe Cricket’s media and communications manager statement on the injury

“The experienced bowler sustained the injury when he landed on his right shoulder while fielding during the group match against Jersey. An orthopaedic specialist has recommended surgical intervention to deal with the right clavicle fracture. Chatara is expected to be sidelined from action for at least two months,” Darlington Majonga said in a statement.

This will come as a huge blow to Zimbabwe's qualification hopes for the mega-event in Australia later this year. Chatara is one of their most experienced players and Zimbabwe will surely miss the services of their most consistent pacer during the business end of the qualifiers.

Chatara exploits in T20Is:

The seasoned campaigner took four wickets in the opening two matches against Singapore and Jersey. 

The 31-year-old cricketer has picked up a total of 47 wickets at an average of 22.97 and an economy rate of 7.34 in T20Is.

Chatara’s replacement:

The right-arm seamer will be replaced by top-order batter Tony Munyonga who has already been called up ahead of Zimbabwe’s third and final Group A match against the USA at Queens Sports Club on Thursday.

Zimbabwe are already through to the semi-final scheduled for Friday. The two finalists of the ongoing tournament will qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia, which will begin later this year in October.