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Pakistan’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik rejoined the national team
  • The senior batsman will be available for selection for the second One-Day.
  • The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik.
  • The 37-year-old is the senior most player in Pakistan’s 15-member World Cup squad.  

LONDON: Pakistan’s all-rounder Shoaib Malik rejoined the national team in England late on Thursday after a 10-day break owing to personal reasons.

The senior batsman will be available for selection for the second One-Day International against England to be played on Saturday, 11 May.

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The cricketer was granted a 10-day leave on April 29, but the Board did not give any reason for doing this.

Earlier the Board had said: “The Pakistan cricket team management has given leave to Shoaib Malik so that he can return home to deal with a domestic issue.

He is expected to rejoin the team in 10 days’ time.” 

The 37-year-old is the senior most player in Pakistan’s 15-member World Cup squad with the experience of 282 ODIs and 111 T20 internationals to his name.

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