Pakistan's all-rounder Shoaib Malik rejoined the national team in England late on Thursday after a 10-day break owing to personal reasons. The cricketer was granted a 10-day leave on April 29, but the cricket board did not disclose any reason behind his absence.
However, according to reports, his selection in the second ODI will depend on a pre-match fitness test. If the veteran all-rounder fails to clear the fitness test, he will then be considered for the third ODI match of the series in Bristol.
The 37-year-old is the senior most player in Pakistan’s 15-member World Cup squad with the experience of 282 ODIs and 111 T20 internationals to his name and it will be the last World Cup of him.