Middle-order batsman Saud Shakeel has been ruled out
Sports – Posted: Mar 26, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
Posted: Mar 26, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 hours ago
Pakistan’s uncapped middle-order batsman Saud Shakeel has been ruled out of the ODI series against South Africa.
Saud was selected
in the Green Caps’ ODI squad for the very first time after consistent
performances in the domestic circuit over the years.
However, as per a press release of the Pakistan Cricket Board issued late Thursday evening, the left-hander suffered a Grade-1 quadriceps tear in his left leg during Wednesday’s 50-over-a-side practice match at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
He will be replaced
by middle-order batsman Asif Ali who is already included in the Men-in-Green’s
T20I squad for the series against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Asif has already
represented Pakistan in 18 ODIs in his career where he has managed to score 361
runs at an average of just 27.76, which included three half-centuries.