In a setback for Pakistan, pacer Hasan Ali has been ruled out of the first T20I of the three-match series against hosts England at Trent Bridge.
Hassan Ali has been rested as a precautionary measure due to a strain in his left leg, which he picked during a training session at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
He will now be assessed ahead of the second affair.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will aim to shrug off their embarrassing 3-0 ODI series loss to a second-choice England side.
On the other hand, the home side will be further bolstered by the return of skipper Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, and Jos Buttler and four others.
All of them were in isolation after seven members of the squad had tested positive for Covid-19 before the start of the just held ODI series against the Green Brigade.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam had said that the side will aim to bounce back in the T20I series after the whitewash in the ODI series.
“In the international level when you play against topsides, the margin of error is negligible. When you lack in one or two departments, you have to improve those and I believe bad days will come but the effort will remain to bounce back in the upcoming T20 series,” he had said.