Pakistan’s left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz has been found positive in the Kovid-19 test. With this, there is every possibility that he will not be able to play in the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday that 27-year-old Nawaz has tested positive at the team’s hotel in Islamabad. His 10-day quarantine at the hotel will end on September 19.
The New Zealand team will reach here on Saturday. The team will play three ODIs in Rawalpindi on September 17, 19 and 21.
A five-match T20 series will be played between the two teams in Lahore. All other members of the Pakistan team have come negative and will start their first practice session from Friday at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. This series is very important for the Pakistan team’s preparations for the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan announced its 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup this week. Asif Ali and Khushdil Shah have returned to this team. Captain Babar Azam is not happy about this team. It is being said that Babar wanted to include some other players in the team, but he was not listened to. Instead the captain was told to focus on his game rather than the selection process.
Pakistan’s 15-man squad for T20 World Cup: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Harris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Maqsood.