Senior Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has been given 10 days’ go away from his staff’s pre-World Cup journey to England to cope with “private points”.
Malik will miss Sunday’s T20I and the primary ODI in opposition to England on Might eight. He’s anticipated to rejoin the facet earlier than the second ODI on Might 11. The precise motive for his surprising exit has not been revealed by PCB.
“The Pakistan cricket staff administration has given go away to Shoaib Malik in order that he can return residence to cope with a private problem,” PCB mentioned. “He’s anticipated to rejoin the staff in 10 days’ time. “The PCB won’t be making any additional feedback and totally expects all involved to respect Shoaib’s privateness.”
Malik’s choice for the World Cup raised eyebrows, provided that he averages 13.6 with the bat from 23 innings in England. This 12 months’s World Cup shall be his final as he has confirmed he’ll retire from ODIs after the match.
He made a comeback in Pakistan ODI facet in a home series against Zimbabwe in 2015 after being dropped for 2 straight years after the 2013 Champions Trophy. Since his return he has turned an integral a part of the facet.
His profession common in 282 video games is 35.12 with a strike charge of 81.75 which, since his return, has risen to 44.24 and 93.16. Nonetheless, in 10 of his final 11 ODI innings, the 37-year-old Malik has been dismissed between 10 and 31. He has struggled to function the launchpad Pakistan need at No. 5.
Pakistan received their tour match in opposition to Northamptonshire by eight wickets on Monday.