Naseem Shah Ruled Out of Asia Cup Due to Shoulder Injury
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially confirmed the unavailability of pacer Naseem Shah for the remainder of the Asia Cup. The young fast bowler suffered a shoulder injury during the Super Four match against India and was subsequently sidelined. As a replacement, right-arm fast bowler Zaman Khan has been drafted into the squad.
Naseem Shah’s untimely departure occurred just hours before a crucial encounter against Sri Lanka in the Super Four. The PCB clarified that Shah’s exclusion from the remaining matches of the Asia Cup is a precautionary measure, considering the upcoming ODI World Cup. The gifted paceman had to leave the field after injuring his right shoulder during the match against India, failing to complete his allotted overs. Despite a valiant effort, Shah remained wicketless after bowling 9.2 overs.
In other news, Pakistani player Harris Rauf has successfully recovered from his fitness issues, according to the PCB. Rauf only bowled five overs in the encounter against India before being sidelined due to injury. However, his rehabilitation has been successful, and he is slated to participate in the crucial match against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
These developments have brought changes and challenges to the Pakistani cricket team ahead of the remaining Asia Cup matches. Nevertheless, the team remains focused on their preparations and determined to put up a strong performance in the upcoming fixtures.
Colombo: Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the Asia Cup. Naseem Shah suffered a shoulder injury in the Super Four match against India and missed the rest of the matches. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has officially informed about this. Right-arm fast bowler Zaman Khan has been included in the squad in place of Naseem Shah.
Naseem Shah was dismissed hours before the crucial match against Sri Lanka in the Super Four. The PCB clarified that Naseem Shah is being kept out of the remaining matches in the Asia Cup in view of the upcoming ODI World Cup. Naseem returned after suffering an injury to his right shoulder in the match against India, unable to complete the last over. Naseem bowled 9.2 overs against India and took no wickets.
Meanwhile, another Pakistani player, Harris Rauf, has improved his fitness, PCB said. Rauf bowled only five overs in the match against India. Rauf missed the reserve day match against India due to injury. After recovery, Rauf will play in the crucial match against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
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