Ahmed Shehzad Ruled Out of New Zealand Tests Due to Skull Fracture

Ahmed Shehzad, who will miss the remaining two Tests in Dubai and Sharjah, is expected to be out of action for up to six weeks.

Updated: November 11, 2014 18:44 IST
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Ahmed Shehzad was hit by a Corey Anderson bouncer.


Abu Dhabi: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad was Tuesday ruled out of the Test series against New Zealand, a day after suffering a minor skull fracture, team manager Moin Khan said.

The 22-year-old, who made a career best 176 in Pakistan's first innings total of 566-3 declared, was hit by a bouncer during the second day of the first Test between the sides in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

Shehzad fell on the ground and during his fall hit the wickets with his bat for a hit-wicket dismissal.

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