Zaman Khan shall be making his debut for Pakistan within the upcoming essential Asia Cup tie towards Sri Lanka. The 22-year-old was not part of the Pakistan squad for the continued match.
However earlier this week, he and Shahnawaz Dahani have been known as as back-ups after Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah sustained accidents whereas bowling in the course of the sport towards India. Haris had complained of a ‘discomfort in his proper flank’ after bowling 5 overs on Sunday (September 12). Alternatively, Naseem skilled ache in his bowling shoulder whereas bowling his ultimate over on the reserve day.
And as anticipated, each Naseem and Rauf aren’t part of the taking part in eleven for the essential match towards Sri Lanka on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Zaman Khan has changed Naseem within the group whereas Rauf has been changed by Mohammad Wasim Jr.
In contrast to Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan is but to play an ODI. And earlier than the match, he obtained his maiden ODI cap from Rauf. Earlier than the scheduled begin of the sport, Rauf handed the teen his maiden ODI cap and likewise congratulated him for the particular second.
“Congratulations. The best way you performed within the PSL, the perspective that you’ve, the endurance with which you play, simply keep it up in the identical method,” mentioned Haris Rauf whereas additionally advising the teen to always remember his roots.
Haris Rauf presents debut cap to Zaman Khan
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) September 14, 2023
Though Zaman Khan shall be making his ODI debut at this time, he isn’t new to worldwide cricket. In March this yr, he made his T20I debut and has already performed 6 video games for his nationwide group.
Zaman Khan amongst 5 adjustments for Pakistan:
Pakistan have made as many as 5 adjustments to their taking part in eleven that performed towards India and misplaced the sport by 228 runs. Other than three compelled adjustments resulting from accidents, they’ve additionally made a few different adjustments. Rauf and Naseem have been changed by Wasim Jr. and Zaman Khan respectively whereas Saud Shakeel has changed Agha Salman who was hit on the face by the ball towards India.
Moreover, Fakhar Zaman and Faheem Ashraf have made approach for Mohammad Haris and Mohammad Nawaz respectively.
Pakistan taking part in XI:
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan