Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan and all-rounder Imad Wasim are the likely contenders to lead the national cricket side if Shadab Khan fails to recover before the first T20 International on December 18.
According to the reports, Pakistan cricket team management is considering both players for captaincy as they have leadership experience.
Rizwan led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to National T20 Cup title this year, while Imad Wasim led Karachi Kings to Pakistan Super League (PSL) 5 victory.
After Baber Azam’s thumb injury, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced Shadab Khan as the next captain. Though, the 22-year-old is also unfit.
As per sources, Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique are likely to open for green shirts in the upcoming T20I series.