2 February 2008, Sheikhpura Stadium, Sheikhupura
Injury worries galore for Zim:
Prosper Utseya remains sidelined by an ankle injury. He has been undergoing rehabilitation with the team physiotherapist, Amato Machikicho, and is expected to start on moderate fielding drills over the next two days and so is out of the 5th ODI. His condition will be reviewed back home prior to the Zimbabwe Select’s first match of the MTN Series in Harare.
Tawanda Mupariwa, also with a left ankle sprain, remains unavailable for selection. He suffered the injury when he fell after stepping on a boundary rope on Tuesday, during practice for the 4th ODI. He began gentle walking exercises yesterday and will only resume dynamic drills next week.
Keith Dabengwa woke up with a sore throat on Thursday and was rested from practice while he commences medication. If he is found to have improved overnight, he will then practise with the team on Friday morning and be in contention for the last game. (No rush, Keith...!)
Timycen Maruma developed an acute toothache overnight. The dentist consulted in Lahore on Thursday advised that the player has mild gum infection around a wisdom tooth. If he responds favourably to the prescription, Maruma will train with the squad this morning and be available for selection.
Shoaib Malik (capt), Nasir Jamshed, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Naumanullah, Fawad Alam, Rizwan Ahmed, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Sohail Tanvir, Junaid Zia, Sohail Khan, Wahab Riaz, Abdur Rauf