Hamilton Masakadza and batsman Brendan Taylor will not be a part of the upcoming four-match ODI series against UAE, Zimbabwe Cricket announced in a press release.
The pair had not fully recovered from injuries sustained in February. Peter Moor will be taking the captaincy duties in Masakadza's absence.
Hamilton Masakadza meanwhile is nursing a thumb injury sustained during a domestic match in February. "They have not recovered in time to play a part at least in the first two matches of the series against the UAE," a ZC release said.
The uncapped pair of Ainsley Ndlovu and Tony Munyonga made the 16-man squad for the series, while Timycen Maruma and Regis Chakabva have returned following their lengthy absence from ODI cricket.
This will the first time ever the UAE will play a Full Member country in a bilateral series. The first ODI gets underway on April 10 at Harare.
Peter Moor (captain), Solomon Mire, Brian Chari, Regis Chakabva, Sean Williams, Timycen Maruma, Sikandar Raza, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Chris Mpofu, Craig Ervine, Brandon Mavuta, Ainsley Ndlovu, Tony Munyonga, Elton Chigumbura