Pakistan’s Shadab Khan is about to overlook the primary Test towards New Zealand because of a thigh harm, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated on Wednesday. “Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan has been dominated out of the first Test towards New Zealand because of a thigh harm following the conclusion of his facet’s four-wicket victory within the third T20I in Napier on Tuesday,” PCB stated in an announcement. PCB stated Shadab will now endure MRI scans in Tauranga on Thursday, following which an additional replace on the “exact nature of the injury and time needed to return to competitive cricket will be provided.”
The board additionally stated that as Shadab just isn’t accessible for, a minimum of, the primary Test at Mount Maunganui, the workforce administration has included left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar as a reinforcement.
Zafar has joined the Test facet from Hamilton the place he was making ready with the Pakistan Shaheens for Sunday’s T20 match towards the Northern Knights.
In the 2019-20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, Zafar was the third most profitable bowler with 38 wickets, together with 5 four-fers and one five-fer for Central Punjab.
In the National T20 Cup 2020-21, he took eight wickets for Central Punjab.
The 25-year-old has up to now taken 144 wickets in 39 first-class matches.
Pakistan squad for Tests: Mohammad Rizwan (captain for 1st Test), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah and Zafar Gohar (Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq and Shadab Khan not accessible for the primary Test)
Pakistan Shaheens for T20s: Rohail Nazir (captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Amad Butt, Danish Aziz, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz and Zeeshan Malik
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