Bagg, who recently recovered from a shoulder injury, suffered a fractured index finger on his bowling hand during the third ODI against Australia on Saturday. In his place, batsman Sadaf Shams will be included in Pakistan’s squad for the T20 series against Australia and the Women’s T20 World Cup next month.
Shamas was earlier named as a reserve player in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad to be held in South Africa. He will now be included in the main squad while Bagg has been advised to rest for at least four weeks.
Right-handed batsman Shamas has impressed in recent ODIs, scoring 72 against Ireland and 30 against Australia on Friday, at an average of 35 in three innings. He is yet to play a T20I.
Shams was selected as a replacement before two other reserve players – leg-spinner Ghulam Fatima and fast bowler Kainat Imtiaz – the management chose to strengthen their batting despite losing a fast bowler.
Pakistan squad for Women’s T20 World Cup: Basma Maroof (captain), Ayman Anwar, Alia Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Sadaf Shams, Fatima Sana, Jawaria Khan, Muniba Ali (wicket), Nashera Sindhu, Nida Dar, Umaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sudra Amin, Sudra Nawaz (wicket). , Tuba Hasan
Reserves: Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz.