Shoaib Malik to join Pakistan squad tomorrow

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Experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik will join the Pakistan squad in Southampton on Saturday to be available for the three-match Twenty20 International series against England starting on Aug 28.

The T20 battle begins after the ongoing three-Test series between the two countries in England ends on Aug 25.

The 38-year-old Shoaib was to travel to England with the 29-member Pakistan squad on June 29 but at the time he was away from his family which was in India, and therefore could not travel to India due to the global Covid-19 ban on air travel.

Now Shoaib has met his family after Indian government lifted the air travel ban on July 31. So now he is available for the series.