Pakistan women’s team batter Shawaal Zulfiqar has been ruled out for six weeks after suffering a shoulder injury.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the development in a press release on Saturday.
Shawaal suffered the injury during the second T20I against New Zealand on Tuesday.
“Shawaal Zulfiqar has been ruled out of competitive cricket for six weeks after suffering a right shoulder injury while fielding during the second T20I against New Zealand women at the University of Otago Oval in Dunedin on Tuesday, 5 December,” the PCB said in a press release.
“Following the injury, she was taken to the hospital and underwent X-rays on her injured shoulder, revealing an AC joint sprain. Later, the Ultrasound results indicated no signs of muscular tear.
“The decision on Shawaal’s departure will be made in due course. Until then, the team physiotherapist will continue to monitor her condition.”
It must be noted that Pakistan women won the three-match T20I series 2-1 against New Zealand. Also, they become the first Asian side to beat New Zealand in a T20I series.