Former Zimbabwe coach, Dav Whatmore, has hit out at Zimbabwe Cricket over their handling of his sacking and the way cricket is run in the country.
Zimbabwe opener, Tino Mawoyo, will miss the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday after failing to recover from a thumb injury he sustained during the Zimbabwe A match against the tourists.
Zimbabwe have yet to record a victory over New Zealand at Test level and with the home side hit hard by injuries to their frontline bowlers that trend looks set to continue in Bulawayo.
With the weather set to play along and allow a full five days potentially, this also means the already sluggish track will dry out even further and crack up a bit.
New Zealand batsman Tom Latham is wary of the Bulawayo pitch for the Tests against Zimbabwe, and has warned his fellow batsmen that patience will be key on the sluggish deck.