Sadaf Shams to replace Diana at hitter
Pakistani pacer Diana Hebeig has been banned from participating in the upcoming Australian T20Is and Women’s T20 World Championships due to an injury in his third ODI with Australia.
She will be replaced by batter Sadaf Shams, who will play for the Pakistan team in the series.
An official statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reads:
Diana was injured today trying to catch her second ball from the end of her seven overs for Australia in her third ODI against Australia today, the board said, with the pacer being taken to a local hospital. He added that he was transported and an X-ray confirmed the fracture.
Right-handed hitter Shamas, part of the reserves for the Australian T20I Series and her ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, was chosen to replace Diana.
“Diana has been advised by the PCB Medical Board to take a four-week rest period,” the statement said. Earlier on Saturday, Australia whitewashed Pakistan after winning their third and final ODI in the 101-run series held in Sydney on Saturday.
Pursuing a big target of 337 runs, Pakistan limited him to 235-7 in the 50 overs allotted.
The two teams will compete in his T20I series of three games starting Jan. 24.
T20I series schedule
24 January – First T20I at No 1 North Sydney Oval in North Sydney
Jan 26 – His second T20I at Hobart’s Brandstone Arena
29th January – His T20I for his 3rd time at Manuka, Canberra His Oval
Pakistani T20I Squad
Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shamas, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Tuba Hassan.
Ghulam Fatima and Kainat Imtiaz.