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Pakistan’s Diana Baig to overlook Australia T20Is, T20 World Cup

Pakistan pacer Diana Baig has been dominated out of the upcoming girls’s T20 World Cup and T20I sequence towards Australia as a consequence of an harm.

Batter Sadaf Shams will exchange Diana within the Pakistan squad for the sequence.

“Proper-arm quick bowler Diana Baig has been dominated out of Australia T20Is and ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup 2023 as a consequence of fracture in her index finger of the appropriate hand,” an official assertion from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) acknowledged.

Diana suffered an harm within the third ODI towards Australia in the present day when she tried to take a return catch on the penultimate ball of the seventh over of Australia’s innings, the board stated, including that the pacer was taken to the native hospital the place X-rays confirmed the fracture.

Proper-handed batter Shamas, who’s a part of the reserves for the Australia T20I sequence and ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup, has been chosen as a substitute for Diana.

“Diana has been suggested 4 weeks’ relaxation by the PCB Medical panel,” the assertion stated.

Earlier on Saturday, Australia whitewashed Pakistan after profitable the third and ultimate ODI of the sequence in Sydney on Saturday by 101 runs.

Chasing a large goal of 337 runs, Pakistan have been restricted to 235-7 of their allotted 50 overs.

The 2 groups will now take part in a three-match T20I sequence, beginning on 24 January.

T20I sequence schedule

24 January – First T20I at North Sydney Oval No.1, North Sydney

26 January – Second T20I at Blundstone Enviornment, Hobart

29 January – Third T20I at Manuka Oval, Canberra

Pakistan 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.

Reserves: Ghulam Fatima and Kainat Imtiaz.

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