Afghanistan’s national cricket star Rashid Khan is likely to miss the first Test match against Zimbabwe “due to a finger injury on his bowling arm,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced on Thursday.
“Khan was injured during his stint in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) where he played for Lahore Qalandars Franchise,” ACB said in a statement.
This was the first time that Khan played in the PSL.
Khan left the Lahore Qalandars after playing in just two matches to join the Afghan national team. In these two games, he delivered a stunning performance, impressing with both bat and ball.
Khan is under-treatment by the relevant health officials in UAE and the final call on his inclusion in the first Test match will be made after a reassessment of his injury on February 28, the ACB said.
The Test series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe starts on March 2nd, with the first match of the series to be played on March 6 at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).