Pakistan has been dealt with a major blow ahead of the ICC World Cup as all-rounder, Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the England series after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for at least four weeks.
Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq also briefly appeared before media and shared his thoughts on the unfortunate development. “The deadline to make changes to our World Cup squad is at least another five to six weeks away. Hopefully, by that time, everything will be better, and the player can return to the squad,” Inzamam said.
Meanwhile, leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been named Shadab’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from 5-19 May. He was also a part of Pakistan’s squad that took on Australia in the UAE and wasn’t impressive during the campaign.