The left-handed opener, Imam ul Haq, and the all-rounder, Shadab Khan, have been ruled out of the second test of Pakistan tour of New Zealand. The injury ratio in team Pakistan has been high this time as Shadab earlier got injured as well. Later, Imam got his injury during the training sessions at Queenstown that was later followed by Babar Azam’s injury.
The news later came out giving another injury to Shadab eliminating him from the first test. As of now, Imam and Shadab, both are out of the second test match. However, Babar is likely to join the team after the official announcement.
It is to be noted that Shadab, who led the side in a three-match T20I series has also been sidelined from the upcoming South Africa home series. He has been advised to rest for straight six weeks. He was diagnosed with “high-grade full-thickness tear to the Rectus Femoris muscle” during the final T20I declaring the only win of the series for the pride.
Sharing details PCB’s Dr. 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 program 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.”
PakvsNZ: Shadab Khan, Imam ul Haq ruled out of the second test
On the other hand, Imam will be soon sent back to the homeland as his flight to Lahore has been confirmed by the officials. The player will be flying from Auckland as his injury will take longer to recover.
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