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| On Nov 22, 2021 11:32 AM IST

BAN vs PAK: Shoaib Malik to miss 3rd T20I? Here’s the update

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Pakistan cricket team are currently playing three-match T20I series in Bangladesh. The Babar Azam-led side has already sealed the series (2-0) with one match to go. They would be looking to complete a whitewash while on the other hand, the hosts would be playing for the pride and would want to deny Pakistan the whitewash at home.

Shoaib Malik to miss T20I against Bangladesh

With the series already in the bag, Pakistan will face Bangladesh in the dead rubber third T20I at Dhaka on Monday (22nd November).

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Batter Shoaib Malik, who has been a crucial part of the Pakistani batting setup, will miss the third T20I  against Bangladesh due to the illness of his child. The all-rounder will leave for Pakistan via Dubai before the match, which rules him out of the match.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the same and said:

“Shoaib Malik will miss the third and final T20I against Bangladesh today due to illness of his child and will depart for Dubai before the match,” PCB said in an official statement.

After the T20I series, Pakistan will lock horns against the hosts in the two-Test series, which will kick start from 24th November at Chittagong. While the second and the final Test will begin from 4th November at Dhaka.

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BAN vs PAK: Possible Playing for Pakistan for the third T20I against Bangladesh

Pakistan is likely to continue with the winning combination from the last two matches. However, in absence of Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali or Sarfaraz Khan could get a game as they look for a clean sweep.

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Asif Ali/Sarfaraz Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf 

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