LAHORE: (Khyber New) Shoaib Malik will be a part of the Pakistan squad in Southampton on Saturday to be accessible for the three-match Twenty20 Worldwide sequence towards England beginning on Aug 28.
T20 battle begins after the continuing three-Take a look at sequence between the 2 international locations in England ends on Aug 25.
The 38-year-old Shoaib was to journey to England with the 29-member Pakistan squad on June 29 however on the time he was away from his household which was in India, and due to this fact couldn’t journey to India as a result of international Covid-19 ban on air journey.
Now Shoaib has met his household after Indian authorities lifted the air journey ban on July 31. So now he’s accessible for the sequence.
The staff administration has determined to alleviate younger paceman Musa Khan after having the provision of skilled Shoaib.
It might be talked about right here that Shoaib and one other veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez had been included within the 29-member squad for the England tour, as they had been within the radar of chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for making ready a powerful squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020, which was scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November, however now postponed as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Now on this scenario each Shoaib and Hafeez have to present their finest towards England if they’re to retain their locations until the T20 World Cup, which can now be hosted by India subsequent 12 months.
In the meantime, Hafeez’s Covid-19 take a look at taken on Wednesday after he met a public member in violation of the bio-secure bubble rule, additionally got here unfavorable.
The Covid-19 take a look at of Shahid Aslam, the Pakistan staff’s assistant supervisor, additionally got here unfavorable. Shahid needed to go to Lahore after the demise of his father.
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