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Hondo doubtful

Sydney: Zimbabwe fast bowler Douglas Hondo is in doubt for next month’s first Test against Australia after injuring himself in a practice game on Monday.

Hondo, one of the three frontline pacemen in the Zimbabwe squad, strained his thumb in a warm-up match against Perth club team Rockingham-Mandura.

Zimbabwe coach Geoff Marsh said Hondo was likely to miss this week’s one-day game against the Australian Cricket Board Chairman’s XI, and possibly the first-class match against Western Australia.

The first Test starts in Perth on October 9. News of Hondo’s injury followed another disappointing day by the touring Africans who were struggling against a team of local district players. (Reuters)

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