Doctors have recommended six-week rest for national team all-rounder Shadab Khan due to injury, knocking him out of the second Test against New Zealand and the home series against South Africa.
All-rounder Shadab Khan also missed the home series against Zimbabwe due to a leg injury and was later selected for the tour of New Zealand with the claim that Shadab Khan is fully fit.
After 14 days of quarantine, when it came time to train, Khan once again complained of leg pain but he was declared fit for the T20 series against New Zealand. He led the team in the absence of Babar Azam.
The all-rounder’s individual performance was not impressive, which led to questions about his fitness.
Just before the start of the test series, it was announced that the leg-spinner would not be available for the first Test due to a leg injury.
Now, Shadab has undergone an MRI scan and in the light of his report, doctors have asked him to rest for 6 weeks.
According to the PCB, the all-rounder has been sidelined for six weeks due to an injury to his left leg. This has ruled him out of the second Test against New Zealand and the home series against South Africa.
Dr Sohail Saleem of the national cricket team said that the MRI scan showed that Shadab Khan’s injury was not old but new.
The second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Christchurch from January 3 to 7. While, the two-Test and 3 T20 International series between Pakistan and South Africa will be played from January 26 to February 14.
Khan will be with the national squad in New Zealand where the PCB’s medical panel is continuing their rehabilitation program.