For the upcoming limited-overs home series against Zimbabwe, Misbah ul Haq announced the 22 probables where Shadab Khan was named the vice-captain of the Pakistan side.

Shadab will serve as second in command to the permanent captain of white-ball, Babar Azam.

“Honoured to be Pakistan’s vice-captain in ODIs and T20Is. It was my dream to play for my beloved country, to become the vice captain was unimaginable but dreams do come true. I will give my 100% and try to support and help our captain @babarazam258. #PakistanZindabad”, Shadab tweeted.

Since his international debut in 2017, Shadab has been an integral part of the Men in Green side with bagging 43 appearances in each of the two formats; ODI and T20I. Shadab has proved out to be an attacking bowling option and a handy lower middle-order batsman. Recently, the 22-year has also transformed his batting style into a capable power-hitter, often promoting himself up the top-order especially in the Pakistan Super League.

He excelled in the recently concluded National T20 Cup, where he was the fourth-leading wicket-taker and scored at an impressive strike rate of 160.13.

Over the past year, Shadab has been groomed to take on leadership responsibilities as he was named the Islamabad United captain for the fifth edition of the PSL.

In the National T20 Cup, Shadab captained last year's champions Northern during the Multan leg of the tournament. His tenure as the team skipper saw Northern win five games on the trot before the returning Imad Wasim succeeded him in the capacity.

Zimbabwe's tour of Pakistan will kick off with the ODIs in Rawalpindi while the T20Is at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium will start on November 7.