Pakistan on Monday (April 5) suffered a huge blow as leg-spinner Shadab Khan got ruled of the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours due to toe injury.
Shadab sustained the injury during the second ODI against South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday (April 4) and he will remain out of action for up to four weeks.
“Shadab Khan has been ruled out from further participation on the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours after suffering a left toe injury while batting during the second One-Day International that has sidelined him for up to four weeks,” stated a PCB media release.
“X-rays conducted following the match revealed an “intra articular communicated fracture” though there is neither any displacement nor angulation. The injury will be treated conservatively and Shadab will undergo a four-week rehab,” it added.
Shadab Khan also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to inform about his injury.
In the ongoing tour of South Africa, Pakistan still have one ODI and three T20Is left to be played. The tour will culminate on April 16.
Subsequently, the Pakistan team will travel to Zimbabwe for three T20Is and two Tests from April 21 to May 11.