Pakistan cricket team management is hopeful that young leg spinner Shadab Khan would reach full fitness before the first T20 international against New Zealand on Friday and lead the team in place of injured Babar Azam.
Shadab, who is carrying a leg injury, had his fitness monitored after the team arrived in Auckland.
According to the Sources within the management that the all-rounder’s condition has improved significantly and even bowled in nets.
Shadab’s fitness will be under review during Wednesday’s afternoon training session as well.
Pakistan team have so far a disastrous tour of New Zealand, what with their camp getting hit with Covid-19 and quarantines and now several of their star performers picking up untimely injuries, including captain Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq.
Shadab Khan is one of the best All-rounders in the Pakistan Cricket Team. Shadab has experience in the captaincy of the team, he has played almost 42 T20 internationals for the national side in which he has taken 53 wickets.