Shadab, Saad replace Imad, Babar in major spin

Karachi: Leg-spinner Shadab Khan and all-rounder Saad Nasim will now lead Northern and Central Punjab as captains in place of Imad Wasim and Babar Azam.

Babar will take some rest after his team Somerset made their way out from ongoing Vitality Blast 2020. Whereas, Imad Wasim’s Nottinghamshire has qualified for the quarter-finals, hence will not be available for the first phase of National T20 Cup, scheduled to start from September 30.

20-year-old Shaheen Shah Afridi will miss the first phase of the domestic event. However, he will come back to Pakistan as his side Hampshire got eliminated in the group stage of Vitality Blast T20.

Pakistan team members who were part of England’s tour will join their respective sides on September 25th. They will undergo back-to-back COVID-19 test on Tuesday and Thursday.

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