Pakistan Captain Babar Azam is going to miss the first test match against New Zealand. Earlier he got dismissed from the occurring three-match Twenty20 series due to a thumb injury he faced while practising in the Queens town.
The Pakistan Cricket board (PCB) reports on Monday that due to the fracture in his thumb he won’t participate in the test match which is going to start on December 26 in Mount Maunganui. Last week the 26 aged Captain was dismissed from the three-match Twenty20 series because of the injury he faced in the practising session in Queens town.
Imam-Ul-Haq, the opening batsman injured his left thumb in the net and he will also miss the test match. “These two Pakistani players is yet to play in the nets and their performance will be continuously noticed by the team’s medical staff”, said the PCB.
When the Captain position of Babar Azam was replaced by Mohammad Rizwan, he will be the 33rd test captain of Pakistan. Misbah-ul-Haq, the head coach of Pakistan said that “When the first test match starts it will reach two weeks after his thumb injury. It is very difficult for him and as well as the team to play without the net sessions”.
“I was positive and believes that the left team members will grab the trophy in Mount Maunganui”, he added.
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In the first test match Pakistan adds the uncapped player Imran Butt in their team squad. In the Pakistan’s domestic first class tournament of Quaid-e-Azam trophy 2019-2020, the young top order batsman collects 934 runs within 62 over. The 24th aged batsman scores totally four centuries and three half centuries.
Team squad of Pakistan against New Zealand:
Mohammad Rizwan (c), Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan and Yasir Shah.
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