Lahore: Pakistan got some uplifting news on their harmed key players Saturday with opener Ahmed Shehzad set to return for the restricted over arrangement against New Zealand.
Shehzad, 22, endured a minor skull break amid the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on November 10 in the wake of being hit by a bouncer from seamer Corey Anderson.
Shehzad made a profession best 176 in the match.
He was discounted of the staying two Tests however Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said he would be fit for the two Twenty20 matches and five one-day internationals which take after the Tests one month from now. Wahab Riaz is likewise in line to make a return. (Getty Pictures)
“Shehzad was inspected by a specialist on Wednesday concerning damage which demonstrated he has gentle delicacy over the crack site. On assessment, there is no clear asymmetry despite the fact that there is gentle swelling,” the PCB said in an announcement.
“A survey has been moved toward Monday. He has been encouraged to maintain a strategic distance from physical games for a time of six weeks yet he can begin his physical workout from one week from now.”
The initial Twenty20s against New Zealand will be played in Dubai on December 4.
However center request batsman Sohaib Maqsood has been discounted of the constrained over arrangement because of a wrist harm supported while playing for Pakistan “An” against the United Middle Easterner Emirates a month ago.
Paceman Wahab Riaz has recouped from the knee damage he got in an one-day match against Australia a month ago and will be accessible for the constrained over arrangement.
Riaz will have a wellness test one week from now before being considered for constrained overs arrangement against New Zealand.
Individual paceman Junaid Khan will likewise have a survey of his knee damage one week from now. He likewise got harmed amid the one-day arrangement against Australia which Pakistan lost 3-0.