Pakistani batsman Saud Shakeel has been withdrawn from the ODI squad against South Africa tour.
According to the reports, he is suffering from a quadriceps tear in his left leg during Wednesday’s practice match in Lahore.
The selection committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is in touch with the team management and has substituted with Asif Ali.
As Saud is also part of the two-Test squad against Zimbabwe, he will now sit back at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) to complete his recovery. If he recovers fitness in time, then he will travel to Harare on 12 April along with the other 10 members of the Test side.
Earlier, the 35-member national cricket contingent has been cleared to fly to South Africa after all members tested negative in the final round of Covid-19 testing on Thursday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced.
T20I: Babar Azam(C), Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohamamad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal, Usman Qadir
ODI: Babar Azam(C), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Saud Shakil, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir
Test: Babar Azam(C), Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Tabish Khan, Hasan Ali.