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Shoaib Malik says he has got vital rest in the second game

Talal Dar - 30-01-2016 - View: 620

The all-rounder says he got injured before the first T20

Shoaib Malik says he has got vital rest in the second game

Shoaib Malik has taken part in the training session ahead of the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against New Zealand and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that there are chances that player will be fit for the last game of the tour.

The player also talked to the media and revealed that he had got injured at the start of the tour, ahead of the first T20 game but participated in all three games because in T20 format the overs are only 20 and the game is short, but ODI is different and longer.

Malik said that he had talked to the team management and they decided that he will not play the first ODI game and will see his fitness for the other games, but the second game was washed out due to the rain in Napier which gave him more rest and now he is feeling better.

The team management would not like to take a risk as Malik is one of the important members of the team and is also needed with the ball along with the bat. He would be key member of the Pakistani squad in the World T20 Championship which is around the corner.

Malik said that they have done tests with his foot injury and also consulted with the doctors. He said that the grounds in New Zealand are different and there is sand below them unlike Pakistan so injuries happen to players from Asia naturally here.

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