West Indies vs Pakistan: Pakistan’s power-hitting batsman Azam Khan has been ruled out of the second & third T20Is against West Indies after he sustained a head injury during a training session, the PCB announced on Friday 30th July.
The neurosurgeon has examined Azam Khan & has recommended a period of observation of 24 hours. The batsman will be reassessed on Monday after which a decision on his availability for the final T20I of the four-match T20I series will be taken.
Talking about Pakistan’s ongoing series against West Indies, Azam Khan received backing from Coach Misbah-ul-Haq who believed that it is unfair to judge the youngster on the basis of just two knocks he has played against England. Making his debut against England, Azam could score just 5* & 1 in two matches that he has played earlier in the month. Azam didn’t get a chance to bat in the first T20I against West Indies in Barbados as the match was abandoned due to rains. The last three T20I between Pakistan & West Indies will be played in Guayana from July 31st to August 3rd.
Meanwhile in Pakistan vs West Indies first T20I rain plays the spoilsport as the match was abandoned midway. Shedding some light on the first T20I, sudden drizzles started just moments after the national anthems were sung & rain continued for another two & a half hours before the game can be finally played. However, a nine-over per side match was declared due to the short span of time.
After electing to bowl first Pakistan’s team was successful in keeping the Windies restricted at 85/5 in their nine overs with Hasan Ali being the pick of the bowler by scalping 2/11 from his two overs allotment. The West Indies team will look forward to bouncing back whereas Pakistan will aim to produce a spectacular show both with the bat & ball to emerge victorious over West Indies in the second T20I on July 31 at Providence Stadium, Guyana.