Injured Taibu may miss England opener

Updated on Sep 11, 2004 11:24 AM IST

Zimbabwe are sweating on the fitness of captain and wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy opener on Friday.

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PTI | ByDean Wilson (AFP), London

Zimbabwe are sweating on the fitness of captain and wicket-keeper Tatenda Taibu ahead of their ICC Champions Trophy opener against England at Edgbaston on Friday.

Taibu went for a scan on his right hamstring on Wednesday while his team-mates were involved in a warm-up match against the United States.

Doctors subsequently confirmed the 21-year-old had sustained a minor tear that will see him face a late fitness test on Friday morning.

Following the scan Taibu returned to the ground at Imber Court and, speaking to AFP, said: "I was told the injury was between grade one and grade two which is not bad, but I do have to have a late fitness test on Friday.

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