International cricket chiefs have approved Tinashe Panyangara as a replacement player for the injured Edward Rainsford in the Zimbabwe World Cup squad.
Rainsford is the eighth player to be replaced after compatriots Tinotenda Mawoyo and Sean Ervine, Australia’s Nathan Hauritz and Michael Hussey, Praveen Kumar of India, England’s Eoin Morgan and Sohail Tanveer of Pakistan.
Rainsford has injured his right ankle ligaments. Once replaced, a player cannot return to the squad, the International Cricket Council said.
Panyangara, a 25-year-old fast bowler, has taken 26 wickets in 23 one-day internationals. He has also played three Tests in which he has picked up eight wickets.