KARACHI: Opener Imam-ul-Haq has been dominated out of the second Take a look at because of the thumb damage and can be returning residence from New Zealand on Sunday, Pakistan Cricket Board stated on Saturday.
Imam had sustained the damage throughout coaching periods in Queenstown.
The PCB stated Imam can be returning residence on Sunday and would bear rehab on the excessive efficiency centre in Lahore.
Pakistan has been left to take care of a spate of accidents with all-rounder Shadab Khan being dominated out of subsequent month’s residence collection in opposition to South Africa beginning on January 26 as a result of a thigh damage.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam can also be on the damage checklist with a thumb fracture and has missed the T20 collection and first Take a look at in New Zealand.
Babar, who has been Pakistan’s high run-scorer throughout all three codecs since final 12 months, suffered the damage throughout a throw-down session in Queenstown on December 12.
The board stated he’s progressing effectively and had began training with the laborious ball.
PCB stated a call on whether or not Babar would play within the second Take a look at starting on January 3 at Christchurch can be taken on the eve of the match.