Vice Captain Shadab Khan Likely to Miss the First Zimbabwe ODI

Star all-rounder, Shadab Khan, is in doubt for the first ODI against Zimbabwe due to injury. Shadab was sidelined from the intra-squad practice match in Lahore on Tuesday after reports of a leg-strain.

Final decision regarding his participation will be made after an analysis by the medical team to monitor the extent of the injury.


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Shadab was supposed to lead Pakistan Whites in the practice match before being ruled out with the injury. Shadab was named as the vice-captain of the Pakistan limited-overs side for the upcoming series against Zimbabwe.

According to sources, management is unlikely to include Shadab in the first ODI to avoid any further complications.

Shadab, being a key part of the limited-overs side, might be rested for this series to get him fully fit for Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand and assume his responsibilities as the vice-captain.


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Pakistan and Zimbabwe are currently busy in practice sessions at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore in a bio-secure bubble. Pakistan has completed the first phase of training and will undergo two more practice sessions before the start of the series on 30th October in Rawalpindi.



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