Shadab Khan Ruled Out Of South Africa And Zimbabwe Tour Due To Toe Injury

Shadab Khan Ruled Out Of South Africa And Zimbabwe Tour Due To Toe Injury

Shadab Khan. (Credits: Twitter)

Pakistan spin-bowling all-rounder Shadab Khan will miss the rest of the fixtures in the tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe. The development emerges as Shadab Khan has sustained a toe injury during his brief innings in the second ODI against South Africa at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. The men in green are engaged in the limited-overs leg in South Africa, following which they will travel to Zimbabwe.

Shadab Khan scored an invaluable 33 runs in the first ODI at the Centurion, along with going wicketless as Pakistan eked out a three-wicket victory in the last ball. The wrist-spinner went for 45 runs; however, Khan kept a cool head by playing a precious knock of 33 runs off 30 balls to bring the tourists to the doorstep of victory. Faheem Ashraf went on to make the winning runs to usher Pakistan to a series lead.

Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman (Photo- Twitter)
Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman (Photo- Twitter)

But the 22-year old had a forgettable outing with both bat and ball as Fakhar Zaman’s 193 proved valiant in leading Pakistan to a series victory. Shadab ended with bowling figures of 9-0-64-0 and managed only 13 runs with the bat off 23 deliveries. Chasing 342, the visitors were 120-5 before Zaman shared brief stands with the lower order but eventually fell short by 17 runs as the Proteas levelled the rubber.

Shadab Khan to undergo a four-week rehab: Pakistan Cricket Board

Shadab Khan
Shadab Khan. (Credits: Twitter)

Pakistan Cricket Board revealed that X-rays after the match showed an ‘intraarticular communicated fracture’; however, there exists no displacement or angulation. PCB further stated that the injury shall be treated conservatively and the all-rounder will have a four-week rehab.

“X-rays conducted following the match revealed an ‘intraarticular communicated fracture’ though there is neither any displacement nor angulation. The injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a four-week rehab,” PCB said in a statement.

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