Toe injury rules Junaid Khan out of New Zealand ODIs
Bazid Khan believes that Junaid Khan should have been at the World Cup. © Getty

Pakistan were dealt an injury setback when it was announced that fast bowler Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. As New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the second ODI in Abu Dhabi, the team management revealed that Junaid will take no further part in the series after suffering a toe injury on his right foot. His place has been taken by Faheem Ashraf in the Playing XI.

In fact, Junaid, who conceded 56 runs without taking a wicket in the first ODI, had sustained a stress fracture on the same right foot a year back as well. He fractured his foot during the Bangladesh Premier League last December and was ruled out for four weeks, resulting in the 28-year-old missing Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand in early 2018.

New Zealand, on the other hand, remained unchanged from the first ODI that won them the match by 47 runs.


New Zealand (Playing XI): George Worker, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Henry Nicholls, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi