Junaid Khan Misses New Zealand V/S Pakistan Series
The Pakistan’s leading pacer Junaid Khan will miss the upcoming New Zealand V/S Pakistan Series. This is because he is having an hairline fracture. The Pakistan Cricket board declared on 19th December, because of hair line fracture on his right foot he will miss the New Zealand V/S Pakistan Series.
He acquired the injury in the month of November while playing for Khulna Titans in Bangladesh Premiere League. Different scans, tests and reports reveals that the injury still has not healed.
Another left arm pacer Usman Shinwari of Pakistan was also left out from the team because of stress fracture. So this means it will not be an easy task for Pakistan players. The New Zealand V/S Pakistan series will begin from 6th of January. Pakistan will play 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is during the series.
Junaid Khan holds a good record of injuries as he has not played any test or T20 since 2014. Because of another injury he will have to wait for a couple of months to play for his national side.
The injury has opened the doors for another two Pacers of Pakistan namely Mohammad Irfan and Sohail Khan. Most probably they will join the national side. The squad of Pakistan for the upcoming series against New Zealand will be declared in next week. However Mohammad Irfan was banned for six months because of corruption. The last time he played any higher level cricket was in September 2016.
About Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan is a left arm fast 27 year old Pakistani ( bowler ) Cricketer. He was born on 24 December in Swabi District. He is the first cricketer from Swabi district who has been able to qualify for the Pakistan National Team. And later his cousin Yasir Shah did the same thing.
He made his test debut against Zimbabwe in 2011 and ODI debut against West Indies 23 April 2011 and T20 debut against West Indies on 21 April 2011.