QUEENSTOWN: Apart from Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq is sitting with his thumb broken on his left hand, while national team vice-captain Shadab Khan is also feeling a stretch in his leg.
Before batting in the 2-day intra-squad match played in Wentz Town, Imam-ul-Haq was hit by a ball during the net session. He was taken to the hospital for an X-ray, where he was diagnosed with a fracture in his left thumb.
Imam-ul-Haq will not be available for the only four-day match against New Zealand starting December 17 in Wonganai due to injury.
Imam-ul-Haq will not be able to practice batting for at least 12 days, but he will continue his physical training during that time. Meanwhile, the medical panel of the national cricket team will continue to review Imam-ul-Haq’s injury.
The first match of the Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand will start on December 26 at Mount Mongnoi.
On the other hand, the vice-captain of the national cricket team Shadab Khan is also feeling a strain in his leg, due to which he has done light batting practice and physical training instead of bowling practice in the nets on Sunday.
It should be noted that after reaching New Zealand, the national players had to adopt long-term isolation, during which 10 players were found to be victims of Corona.