Shadab ruled out of South Africa and Zimbabwe series
Pakistan all-rounder Shadab Khan has been ruled out of South Africa and Zimbabwe series due to injury, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the news in a statement on Monday (April 5).
Shadab suffered left toe injury during batting in the 2nd ODI against South Africa, which they lost by 17 runs. He’ll out for at least four weeks due to the injury which clashes with the Zimbabwe series. Pakistan will play 3 T20Is and 2 Tests in Zimbabwe, which is scheduled to start from April 21.
The 22-year old all-rounder went under X-ray after the match, and the X-ray result showed “intra articular communicated fracture”. However, there was no displacement or angulation. But his injury will be taken care of conservatively and that’s why he’s out for action for four weeks.
“Shadab Khan has been ruled out from further participation on the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours after suffering a left toe injury while batting during the second One-Day International that has sidelined him for up to four weeks,” PCB said in a statement.
Pakistan team are currently in South Africa to play 3 ODIs and 4 T20Is. 2 ODIs have already been played. That means, Shadab will miss the remaining of the series (1 ODI and 4 T20Is). The ODI series is leveled at 1-1 at that moment. The last ODI is scheduled to take place on April 7.