Leg-spinner Shadab Khan and all-rounder Saad Nasim are set to lead Northern and Central Punjab respectively in place of seniors Imad Wasim and Babar Azam.
According to sources, Babar, who is just coming on the back of a busy tour of England, will take some time off. Babar was also currently busy with his Somerset team who got knocked out of the ongoing Vitality Blast 2020.
Meanwhile. Imad Wasim’s Nottinghamshire has qualified for the quarter-finals, hence will not be available for first phase of National T20 Cup, scheduled to start from September 30.
20-year-old Shaheen Shah Afridi will also miss the first phase of mega domestic event. However, he will come back to Pakistan as his side Hampshire got eliminated in the group stage of Vitality Blast T20.
Meanwhile, Pakistan team members who were part of England’s tour will join their respective sides on September 25th. They will undergo back-to-back COVID-19 test on Tuesday and Thursday.