POST TIME: 31 July, 2021 07:42:58 PM
Azam Khan ruled out of two WI T20Is due to head injury
Cricbuzz, Bangalore

Azam Khan ruled out of two WI T20Is due to head injury

Pakistan's hard-hitting batsman, Azam Khan, has been ruled out of the second and third T20Is against West Indies after sustaining a head injury during a training session, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Friday (July 30).

On examination, a neurosurgeon made the recommendation of a period of observation of 24 hours. He will be reassessed on Monday after which a decision on his availability for the final T20I of the four-match series will be made.

Coming into the series, Azam, son of the former Pakistan legend Moin Khan, received the backing of coach Misbah ul Haq, who believed it was unfair to judge the 22-year-old on the back on just the two knocks against England. Making his debut against England, Azam returned modest scores of 5* and 1 in the two games he played earlier in the month. He didn't get a chance to bat in the opening T20I in Barbados against West Indies as the fixture was called off due to rain.

The last three T20Is will be played in Guyana from July 31 to August 3.