Pakistan team captain Babar Azam has been ruled out from their T20Is against New Zealand after having fractured his right thumb.
Another player of the Pakistan team has sustained an injury and has been ruled out of their upcoming games. Just recently, Pakistan team captain Babar Azam has suffered from a fractured right thumb during their Sunday morning practice session. With that, he has been ruled out from their upcoming T20Is against New Zealand.
This has been confirmed by the Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed this by releasing an official statement which stated that Azam had sustained the injury during their throw-down session. After then, he was brought to a nearby local hospital where he underwent an X-ray test. There, his fracture has been confirmed.
It was in the same statement from the board that stated that the 26-year-old player will be unable to play for 12 days. With that, doctors will first have to monitor his condition before he can be allowed to take part in the upcoming Test matches.
Talking about Azam’s condition, Pakistan head coach Misbah ul Haq said, ‘It is hugely disappointing to lose a player of Babar Azam's calibre for the T20Is, this opens up opportunities for the other highly talented and exciting players to step-up, understand their responsibilities and try to prove that the Pakistan side is a complete package’.
‘I have spoken with Babar and he is sad to miss the T20I series as he was fully focused and keenly looking forward to the T20Is. We have a long season of cricket ahead and we now hope that he regains complete fitness as early as possible so that he can return to competitive cricket’, Ul Haq added.
By having Azam ruled out of the game, Pakistan T20I vice-captain Shadab Khan will take over the captaincy for the three games of their T20I series against the Black Caps. The said series is scheduled to start on December 18. To further understand T20Is, check out Betwala.
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