All-rounder Shadab Khan has been declared match to play and can captain Pakistan within the first T20I towards New Zealand. Shadab’s participation within the match was uncertain as he was affected by a groin niggle however the medical crew has given him the all-clear for the primary T20I.
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Shadab was named because the vice-captain of the T20 facet just a few months in the past however was unable to take part towards Zimbabwe attributable to an harm, nevertheless, he was retained as vice-captain for this tour. He’ll lead the facet within the absence of captain Babar Azam, as he suffered a fractured thumb in a apply session on Sunday.
Shadab, himself, was not absolutely match and was unable to bat in the identical apply session. This will probably be Shadab’s first project as captain of the Pakistan cricket crew, having beforehand captained PSL franchise Islamabad United within the fifth version of the PSL.
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Shadab was named within the Crew of the Match of PSL 5 and was additionally chosen because the captain of the crew, regardless of Islamabad ending on the backside of the factors desk. He garnered reward from cricketing consultants for his captaincy abilities and his improved batting performances.
Right here is Pakistan’s up to date squad for the T20I collection:
|Shadab Khan (c)||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 Afridi|
|Usman Qadir||Wahab Riaz|