Top-order batsman was ignored for 2019 ICC World Cup despite scoring a century on debut
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman is likely to be rested for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.
The left-hand opener has been declared fit by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB’s) medical commission after recovering from a knee injury that kept him away from pre-season training camp.
However, the PCB doesn’t want to rush Zaman back in international cricket, hence he would instead be playing in the Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) Trophy starting from Saturday.
Top-order batsman Abid Ali is expected to take Zaman’s place in the One-day International (ODI) squad for the Sri Lanka series.
Ali was ignored for the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, despite scoring a century on debut against Australia earlier this year.
Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq is also likely to induct youngsters in place of veteran all-rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik.
The selected squad will participate in a four-day training camp from September 18 in Lahore, before heading to Karachi for the ODI series which will begin from September 27.
Opener Fakhar Zaman talks about the inclusion of young players in Pakistan squad ahead of Zimbabwe series27/Oct/2020