Young leg-spinner Shadab Khan was diagnosed with a Hepatitis C virus soon after the announcement of the Pakistan squad for the World Cup.
An integral member of Pakistan’s limited overs setup over the past two years, Shadab’s recovery is being closely monitored by the team management so that he is able to make a return to the side for the showpiece tournament.
To check progress on his health condition, Shadab will undergo a medical test next week at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.
The medical panel will assess the 20-year-old’s current condition and will communicate the expected date of recovery to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The blood test scheduled to be taken on May 14, will eventually decide the fate of Shadab for the World Cup. Currently, he has been replaced with the out of form Yasir Shah for Pakistan’s squad against England.