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Pak vs NZ: Shadab Khan to steer Pakistan in Babar Azam’s absence

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Pak vs NZ: Shadab Khan to lead Pakistan in Babar Azam's absence

  • The growth comes after Skipper Babar Azam was excluded from the squad resulting from a fracture in his proper thumb final week
  • Pakistan Cricket Board administration is happy with Shadab Khan’s health after the coaching session 
  • Green shirts are scheduled to play the primary T20I towards Kiwis on December 18


LAHORE: Fit once more Shadab Khan will lead Pakistan squad towards New Zealand within the upcoming T20 collection in absence of Babar Azam, it emerged on Wednesday.

According to sources, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) administration is happy with the cricketer’s health after the coaching session as he had beforehand complained of groin damage which restricted him to batting through the coaching session on Sunday.

The growth comes after Skipper Babar Azam was excluded from the squad resulting from a fracture in his proper thumb final week.

“World’s second-ranked T20I batsman suffered the injury during a throw-down session, following which he was taken to a local hospital where X-rays confirmed his fracture,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had confirmed in an announcement on Sunday.

Azam’s damage got here only a day after Imam ul Haq was dominated out resulting from a thumb fracture sustained throughout a web session and suggested a 12-day relaxation.

Green shirts are scheduled to play the primary T20I towards Kiwis on December 18.

Pakistan squad:

Shadab Khan (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir and Wahab Riaz. Babar Azam (withdrawn resulting from damage)


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