Sean Williams, the Zimbabwe left-hand batsman, ruled out of the World Cup due to a fractured thumb, Batsman Vusi Sibanda will replace him. William suffered from this incident during a training session on Thursday in Ahmedabad, a day before clash with New Zealand. He missed the game and after the approval from ICC panel, Zimbabwe announced Sibanda for his replacement.
Williams featured in Zimbabwe's first two matches of the tournament, scoring 28 against Australia and 30 against Canada. Sibanda has played 85 one-day internationals, and traited in Zimbabwe's 2007 World Cup campaign. He lost his place in the squad for Zimbabwe's tours of South Africa and Bangladesh last year and consequently for the 2011 World Cup, after a string of poor scores in 2010.
Zimbabwe outfit lost their fourth player since they proclaimed their original squad of 15 for World Cup campaign. Ervine was the first one, then Tino Mawoyo, he also pulled out too due to an abdominal muscle tear, third one was Edward Rainsford. Zimbabwe would play their next game with one of the World Cup hosts Sri Lanka in Pallekele.