Pakistan Ready To Hand Test Debut To 36-year-old Seamer Tabish
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Fri 07th May 2021 | 12:49 AM
Pakistan could hand a surprise Test debut to 36-year-old seamer Tabish Khan in the second Test against Zimbabwe starting on Friday
Tabish has been a consistent performer at the domestic level in Pakistan with 598 first-class wickets.
Pakistan will be aiming to complete a clean sweep of series wins on their southern Africa tour.
Hasan had match figures of nine for 89.
But if it was a rare batting failure for Pakistan's star, Babar had the satisfaction of becoming the first Pakistan captain to win his first three Tests in charge - a record which he will be expected to improve upon in the coming days.
"We won the first Test with great confidence and will take that momentum into the second Test," Babar said Thursday.
"We need to play like that as we want to end the Africa tour on a high.
"Our next series is in the West Indies which will be totally different so we want to have a settled Test squad." Zimbabwe's slim prospects of levelling the series suffered a further blow on Thursday when three leading batsmen were ruled out of the Test.
Opening batsman Prince Masvaure will be missing after suffering a fractured left thumb while fielding in the first Test.
Brendan Taylor will again stand in as captain in place of Williams.
Zimbabwe cricket announced in a statement that Wesley Madhevere had been added to the squad, while the uncapped Takudzwanashe Kaitano, who was added as cover for the first Test, had been retained.