Setback for Pakistani cricket team in New Zealand

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Setback for Pakistani cricket team in New Zealand

LAHORE: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and opener Imam ul Haq may not play in the first test against New Zealand due to the injuries they sustained during a recent practice session, sources told Geo News Saturday.

Both players were advised 12 days of rest. Babar had injured his right thumb, while Imam injured his left thumb.

Pakistan is scheduled to take on New Zealand in the first Test on December 26 after the end of the three-match T20I series. Babar Azam ruled out of T20 series

Earlier this month, Azam was ruled link of New Zealand T20Is after suffering a fracture in his right thumb during a practice session.

"World’s second-ranked T20I batsman suffered the injury during a throw-down session, following which he was taken to a local hospital where X-rays confirmed his fracture," the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had said in a statement.