Zahid replaces injured Naseem in Gladiators squad
Leg-spinner Zahid Mehmood has been named as pacer Naseem Shah’s replacement, it was announced on Saturday.
Naseem has been advised five-day rest after the 17-year-old twisted his left ankle during the 5 March HBL PSL 2020 fixture between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in Rawalpindi. Gladiators lost the rein shortened 15-over-a-side match in which Nasim excelled by conceding just six runs in two overs while all other bowlers got heavy thrashing from Zalmi batsmen.
The replacement was approved by the event’s technical committee which includes PCB CEO Wasim Khan, Bazid Khan, Marina Iqbal, Sameer Khosa and Dr Sohail Saleem.