Babar ruled out of second New Zealand Test
Pakistan’s regular captain Babar Azam has been ruled out for the second Test against New Zealand too as he is not fully fit enough to play the Test.
Pakistan are on a short outing in New Zealand with a two-match Test series is on the floors at the moment. The hosts ended the year with the win in the first Test. Though Pakistan showed some character in the second innings to draw the Test, New Zealand had the final laugh there.
Pakistan were without the service of their regular captain Babar Azam in the first Test as he was ruled out of the Test with a thumb injury. The right-handed batsman was expected to comeback from the injury for the second Test. But now he is officially ruled out of the second Test too.
Even though he involved in a net session ahead of the game, he is declared not fully fit to take on the field. Also he complained some pain during that net session in Christchurch. The team management is hoping to have him fully recovered for the home series against South Africa.
“We have seen improvement in Babar Azam’s injury but he is yet to fully recover,” team doctor Sohail Saleem said. “He is our captain and the most important batsman in the line-up, so we do not want to take any risk.”
“The medical team is constantly reviewing his injury and we are hopeful he will be available for the home series against South Africa,” the doctor added. Babar Azam will return home without playing a single game in the tour as the injury came right before the start of