Islamabad: Pakistan vice-captain Shadab Khan will miss Friday’s first one-day international against Zimbabwe because of a leg injury.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Wednesday that the all-rounder had stiffness in his left leg during an intra-squad warm-up match in Lahore on Friday.
The PCB said Khan will continue his rehabilitation “and a further update will be provided ahead of the second ODI.”
Rawalpindi will host the three-match ODI series and also the three Twenty20s in empty stadiums.
Lahore was initially scheduled to host the Twenty20 series from 7-10 November, but it was moved to Rawalpindi because of expected smog.
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The three ODIs were originally scheduled to be held in Multan, but have been moved to Rawalpindi due to logistical and operational challenges.
In head coach Rajput's absence, bowling coach Douglas Hondo would take charge of the team during the tour.
The home series against Zimbabwe will consist of three ODIs and three T20 Internationals beginning with the first one-dayer in Multan on 30 October. It will be followed by the second and third ODI on 1 and 3 November respectively.