Shadab Khan Fit To Lead Pakistan During New Zealand T20s

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Reports in media suggest that leg-spinner Shadab Khan is now fit to lead Pakistan during the New Zealand T20s and hence, here is a look at the development.

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Shadab Khan Should Be Fit To Lead During New Zealand T20s

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As per media reports Pakistan’s team management in New Zealand is hopeful that the leggie should be able to participate during the first T20 i.e. scheduled to be played on coming Friday. Earlier on Sunday through a statement PCB explained that, “Pakistan T20I vice-captain Shadab Khan is also carrying a groin niggle, which limited his participation in Sunday’s net sessions to batting only. He had missed the Zimbabwe T20Is due to a similar injury and decision on his participation in the Auckland T20I will be made closer to the match.”   

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Imad Wasim Excited To Be Part Of The Series

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All-rounder Imad Wasim on the other hand expressed excitement before the upcoming series and hence said, “We are excited and looking forward to it [T20 series]. We have put in a lot of hardwork during the last week which wasn’t easy after isolation. This is a massive opportunity for the new players to show how good they are.”

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Javed Miandad Wants Pakistan To Not Let Babar’s Absence Effect Them

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Meanwhile former skipper Javed Miandad has asked Pakistan to not let regular captain Babar Azam’s fitness effect them. Explaining his perspective the veteran said, “Babar is our key player. No doubt his absence will affect the team as he is [Pakistan’s] best performing player at the moment. However, the team should not get under pressure as there are 11 players in the team who all must have the confidence to perform for their country.”