Pakistan cricket crew suffered a significant blow forward of the five-match T20I collection towards New Zealand as all-rounder and vice-captain Shadab Khan is more likely to miss the tour attributable to a foot harm.
Shadab, 25, sustained a foot harm within the recently-held Nationwide T20 Cup and has been sidelined since then.
His participation within the upcoming five-match T20I collection is extremely unlikely and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will search for the 25-year-old’s alternative within the coming days.
The PCB goals to announce the squad for the New Zealand tour on December 25.
PCB’s choice committee consisting of Wahab Riaz, Kamran Akmal, Asad Shafiq, and Iftikhar Anjum will meet within the coming days and the highest performers of the Nationwide T20 Cup will even be thought of.
Keep in mind, the Pakistan cricket crew is at present in Australia to play a three-match Check collection within the ongoing World Check Championship (WTC) 2023-25 cycle which can conclude on January 7.
Simply 5 days after the conclusion of the Check collection, Pakistan is scheduled to play their first T20I match towards New Zealand on January 12.
After skipper Babar Azam stepped down because the captain of all codecs, Shaheen Shah Afridi was named the skipper of the shorter format by the PCB.
Shaheen — who is taken into account one of many best bowlers on the earth, particularly with the brand new ball — could have his first task because the captain towards the runner-ups of the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Schedule of Pakistan’s 2024 tour to New ZealandFirst match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 12 January, Auckland
Second match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 14 January, Hamilton
Third match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 17 January, Dunedin
Fourth match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 19 January, Christchurch
Fifth match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 21 January, Christchurch.