Shan Masood replaces Shadab as vice-captain for NZ ODI series
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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed left-handed batter Shan Masood as as deputy of captain Babar Azam for the upcoming three-match ODI series against New Zealand in Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Shan Masood will be the vice-captain after Shadab Khan got ruled out of the series due to a finger injury. The 24-year-old injured his index finger while representing Hobart Hurricanes in the ongoing season 12 of the Big Bash League (BBL).
According to a statement released by the PCB on Friday: "Shan Masood has been named vice-captain of the men’s side for the three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand because of the unavailability of Shadab Khan, who injured his index finger last week."
The Men in Green had announced a 16-member squad for the series on Thursday. Three uncapped players – Kamran Ghulam, Tayyab Tahir and Usama Mir – were named while Haris Sohail returned after two years.
The matches will be played on January 9, 11 and 13 at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi.
Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Tayyab Tahir and Usama Mir.