Pakistani opener Shan Masood to lead Derbyshire against India

The match between Derbyshire and India will be played in Derby

June 26, 2022
Shan Masood (L) and India player  Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik (R) — Twitter/BCCI

KARACHI: Pakistan's in-form batter Shan Masood will captain Derbyshire against India in a warm-up match ahead of the Men in Blue's series against England.

The match between Derbyshire and India will be played in the T20 format, and Derby will host the fixture on the 1st of July.

India's squad for the one-off T20 against Derbyshire will not feature their national team's Test team members as they will be preparing to lock horns with England in the last Test match of the series, which was postponed due to COVID-19 last year.

Apart from the rescheduled Test, India will play three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is against England.

Shan was spectacular for Derbyshire in the County Championship 2022 and is now leading Derbyshire in the T20 Blast. The left-handed batter has scored 366 runs at an average of 45.75 in 10 innings.

It should be mentioned here that Shan has been included in the Pakistan Test squad that will take on Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series in the Island nation, with the first match scheduled to kick off on July 16.