- Shoaib Malik returned from the middle series due to son’s illness
- Pakistan’s team leads 2-0 in the series against Bangladesh
- Test series will be played between the two countries after T20
Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik will miss the third and final T20 International against Bangladesh on Monday due to illness of his son. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) gave this information. Malik is married to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and the couple has a three-year-old son, Izhaan.
According to a statement issued by the PCB, “Shoaib Malik will miss the third and final T20 match against Bangladesh on Monday due to illness of his child and will leave for Dubai before the match.”
Pakistan, who reached the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are leading 2-0 in this three-match T20 International series.
The PCB also said that members of the Test team will leave for Chittagong after the match, while members of the T20 International team will return to Pakistan via Dubai on Tuesday.
Pakistan and Bangladesh will play two matches under the World Test Championship. The first Test of this series will be played in Chittagong (from Friday) while the second Test will be played in Dhaka (December 4-8).
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