The anticipation surrounding Pakistan’s T20I series against New Zealand took a sad turn as Azam Khan, the dynamic middle-order batter, faces uncertainty due to injury woes.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed yesterday that Azam experienced discomfort in his right knee and calf muscle during a training session, casting doubts on his availability for the upcoming matches.

He was not part of the playing XI for the first T20I yesterday, which ended in no result due to persistent rain in Rawalpindi.

Amidst preparations for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States, Azam’s setback comes as a significant blow to Pakistan’s campaign.

Known for his explosive batting prowess and match-finishing abilities, Azam’s absence would leave a void in the team’s lineup.


With Fakhar Zaman bad form and lost confidence, Azam Khan is the only batter in Pakistan’s squad who can single-handedly win matches for them.

Despite facing criticism for his form and fitness, Azam’s recent triumph with Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 reignited hopes of a resurgence.

His stellar performances in franchise cricket, including the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), underscore his potential as a game-changer on the international stage.

Overall his credentials in franchise cricket speak volumes of his prowess, accumulating 3183 runs at an astonishing strike-rate of 147.56 in 148 innings.

In the last CPL season, Azam’s exploits with the Guyana Warriors further underscored his potential as a game-changer. Scoring 224 runs in 12 innings at an astonishing strike rate of 155.55, he played an instrumental role in his team’s title triumph.


While Azam’s role as a finisher may invite occasional setbacks, his remarkable striking ability positions him as a formidable force once he finds his rhythm in international cricket.

However, his injury raises questions about the intensity of training regimes and the need for tailored programs, especially for players with unique physical attributes.

Azam Khan was involved in rigorous training regime recently during Pakistan’s physical training camp, which might have taken a toll on his body.

While Azam’s record speaks volumes of his capabilities, his well-being remains a priority for Pakistan cricket.

As fans await updates on Azam’s condition, the cricketing fraternity collectively hopes for a swift recovery, allowing him to showcase his talents and contribute to Pakistan’s quest for glory in the upcoming tournaments.

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