Shadab out for up to six weeks
Before the start of the Test series against New Zealand, it was informed that Shadab Khan had just ruled out of the first Test.
But after a full visualization of his injury, it has been confirmed that the all-rounder will have to be out of the field for at least 6 weeks. As a result, he’ll miss the series against New Zealand and South Africa.
Pakistan and New Zealand have met in the Boxing Day Test. Shadab has got bad news when the team is fighting at 22 yards. The leg-spinning all-rounder has been ruled out for a long time due to an injury sustained in the last match of the three-match T20 series against New Zealand. The two-match Test series against New Zealand ends in early January. As a result, the 22-year old all-rounder will not be on the field in this series. However, he will stay with the team.
Regarding Shadab’s injury, Pakistan team doctor Sohail Saleem said: “The MRI reports have confirmed it is a fresh injury and not the one that had sidelined him from the Zimbabwe series last month. The latest injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a six-week rehabilitation programme during which he will have weekly ultrasound scans. After the competition of the six-week period, the medical panel will access and evaluate the injury before making a call on Shadab’s return to competitive cricket.”
The cricketer will also miss the series against South Africa at home. Because he has been advised to stay out of the field for 6 weeks. Meanwhile, the South African team will travel to Pakistan on January 16 and the series will start from January 26. South Africa is visiting Pakistan for the first time in 14 years after the tragic incident in 2009.