Although named in Pakistan’s 15-man squad for the World Cup, young all-rounder Shadab Khan has been advised complete rest from medical personnel. The 20-year-old, who is recovering from a virus, has thus been instructed to return home from London, where his treatment was being done, in order to get rest.
As a result of his unwell health, Shadab has been replaced by Yasir Shah for the limited overs series versus England before the World Cup. Following his return to home, he will have to go through another round of blood tests in Lahore over the next month, which will decide his fitness for the showpiece event.
Closely monitoring the recovery of Shadab, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have until May 23 to name a replacement for the leg-spinner if he fails to make progress soon.