Pakistan’s all-rounder cricket Shadab Khan will miss the first ODI against Zimbabwe due to an injury.
Yesterday, the 22-year-old Shadab also rested during the second intra-squad practice match in Lahore after he complained of a strain in his left leg.
It must be noted that Pakistan and Zimbabwe will lock horns on October 30 in the first ODI at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi.
Moreover, Shadab Khan also placed emphasis over playing aggressive cricket ahead of their three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.
He said, “We won’t be taking Zimbabwe lightly at all. We are fully focused on the job at hand. A convincing victory against Zimbabwe will hold us in good stead when we depart for the tour of New Zealand.”
Khan also added that the team would not be taking the guests lightly adding that a win in the series would prepare them for their New Zealand tour later in December.
“We had an excellent build-up to the Zimbabwe series with the National T20 Cup. The tournament was highly competitive. Such tournaments will help narrow the gap between domestic and international levels. The revamped domestic system surely provides that opportunity to the players,” Shadab said.
Earlier, The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had announced the men squad for One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty-20 Internationals (T20Is) against Zimbabwe.
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, and Shoaib Malik have been dropped by the selectors.
The selectors opted for several fresh faces in the extended line-up.
Pakistan’s Men Squad against Zimbabwe
- Babar Azam (Captain)
- Fakhar Zaman
- Abid Ali
- Abdullah Shafique
- Haider Ali
- Haris Sohail
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Khushdil Shah
- Mohammad Hafeez
- Mohammad Rizwan
- Rohail Nazir
- Imad Wasim
- Shadab Khan
- Usman Qadir
- Zafar Gohar
- Fahim Ashraf
- Haris Sohail
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Wahab Riaz
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe Match Schedule
- 20 Oct – Zimbabwe arrival in Islamabad
- 21-27 Oct – Isolation period & practice
- 28-29 Oct – Practice at Pindi Cricket Stadium
- 30 Oct – 1st ODI, Pindi Cricket Stadium
- 1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Pindi Cricket Stadium
- 3 Nov – 3rd ODI Pindi Cricket Stadium
- 4 Nov – Travel to Lahore
- 5-6 Nov – Practice at Gaddafi Stadium
- 7 Nov – 1st T20I Gaddafi Stadium
- 8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium
- 10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium
- 12 Nov – Zimbabwe departure for Harare