Rashid Khan might be unavailable for the upcoming Tests against Zimbabwe after having sustained a finger injury.
Rashid Khan will not be a part of the first Test match against Zimbabwe on March 2. This is because of the finger injury that he sustained on his bowling arm while playing for the Lahore Qalandars of the Pakistan Super League.
Khan sustained the injury while fielding a shot hit by Chris Gayle of the Quetta Gladiators. As a result, the 22-year-old player will also have to miss the majority of the PSL despite being signed as a platinum player in last month’s draft.
Due to his injury, he had only been featured for two games in his debut season in the PSL. Still, it was in those two games that he still delivered a stunning performance. As a bowler, he made 14 runs off his four overs. As a batsman, he played 37 not out off 15 balls in the first game against Peshawar Zalmi. In the game where he was injured, he was able to pick up a wicket against the Quetta Gladiators.
To date, the Afghanistan Cricket Board hasn’t made an official decision about Khan’s availability for the first test match. With that, the board has released a statement that said, ‘Rashid Khan is under-treatment by the relevant health officials in UAE and the final call on his inclusion in the first test will be taken after a reassessment of his injury on 28th February’.
The match series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe comprises two Tests that will start on March 2 and three T20Is scheduled to begin on March 17. The first Test match is scheduled to be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. To know how these formats are played, head over to Betwala.
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