- Shadab Khan will stay with the side in New Zealand
- The MRI reports have affirmed it is a new physical issue and not the one that had sidelined him from the Zimbabwe series
- The two-Test and three T20I arrangement among Pakistan and South Africa will be played from 26 January to 14 February
TAURANGA: All-rounder Shadab Khan will miss the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch and the home arrangement against South Africa in the wake of being prompted a six-week rest following MRI filters affirmed injury to one side thigh.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) affirmed this in an articulation on Saturday.
Shadab was determined to have “high-grade full thickness tear to the Rectus Femoris muscle”, a physical issue he had continued during his side’s four wickets triumph over New Zealand in the Napier T20I prior this week.
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Sharing subtleties PCB’s Dr Sohail Saleem stated: “The MRI reports have confirmed it is a fresh injury and not the one that had sidelined him from the Zimbabwe series last month.
“The latest injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a six-week rehabilitation programme during which he will have weekly ultrasound scans. After the competition of the six-week period, the medical panel will access and evaluate the injury before making a call on Shadab’s return to competitive cricket.”
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The Christchurch Test will be played from 3-7 January, while the two-Test and three T20I arrangement among Pakistan and South Africa will be played from 26 January to 14 February.
Shadab will stay with the side in New Zealand, where he has begun his restoration program under the oversight of the clinical team.