Pakistan commander Babar Azam has been governed out of the second and last Test against New Zealand in Christchurch in the wake of neglecting to recuperate adequately from a correct thumb crack, the nation’s cricket board said on Saturday.
“Pakistan men’s public group commander Babar Azam will miss the second Test against New Zealand, which initiates at the Hagley Oval from Sunday. In his nonattendance, Mohammad Rizwan will lead the side,” the PCB said in an assertion.
“Babar had a full-fledged instructional meeting yesterday however felt slight torment in his thumb, following which, the group the executives has picked against facing any challenge.”
Babar, 26, supported the injury during a training meeting in Queenstown and has now missed the three-coordinate Twenty20 arrangement and the two Tests. Mohammad Rizwan will keep on driving the visiting side, who lost the initial Test in Mount Maunganui by 101 runs.
“We have seen improvement in Babar Azam’s physical issue yet he is yet to completely recuperate. He is our skipper and the main batsman in the arrangement, so we would prefer not to face any challenge. The clinical group is continually checking on his physical issue and we are confident he will be accessible for the home arrangement against South Africa,” Dr. Sohail Saleem, PCB’s Medical and Sports Sciences Head said.
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