Ahead of the glitzy ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, Pakistan has received a major boost in the form of all-rounder Shadab Khan. The proficient leggie has joined the national team in England after recovering from a virus.
For Pakistan, dearth of a good limited-overs spinner was clearly on display against England and Shadab’s incoming has definitely lifted the morale of a side which has lost its last 10 completed ODIs. The 20-year old has joined the squad in Bristol where he is expected to go through the training sessions. Knowing his three-dimensional abilities, Shadab seems a pivotal player if Pakistan is to win a 50-over World Cup after 27 years.
Before the start of the mega-event, the boys in green will play warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The two matches will further allow Pakistan to test the new entrants and finalize their playing eleven for the 50-over competition which is to start from May 30 in England and Wales.