Shaheen Shah Afridi, a key fast bowler for Pakistan, will miss both the upcoming Twenty20 international series against England and the Asia Cup due to a knee injury, doctors announced on Saturday.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The 22-year-injury old’s is a serious setback for Pakistan’s aspirations in the six-nation Asia Cup. Which gets underway in the United Arab Emirates on August 27.
Shaheen already had to miss the second test in Sri Lanka last month due to injury.
The left-armer was in rehabilitation when doctors advised him to rest for four to six weeks. He has traveled with the team to the Netherlands for a three-match one-day international series.
According to the most recent scans and reports. The PCB Medical Advisory Committee and independent doctors have advised Shaheen to take 4-6 weeks off. They are release from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 will be played when the paceman returns to competitive cricket in October with the T20 international tri-series in New Zealand, according to doctors.
In the Twenty20 World Cup, which was also contested in the UAE. Shaheen was a key component of Pakistan’s shocking victory over India.
He is anticipated to recover with rest, according to a PCB medical official.
The announcement quotes doctor Najeebullah Soomro as saying. “I have spoken with Shaheen and he is obviously unhappy with the news, Shaheen Shah Afridi but he is a brave young man who has pledged to come back stronger to serve his country and team.
“Shaheen will remain with the team to finish his recovery and to serve as a replacement for The Asia Cup will be revealed soon, according to the press release.
On Monday, the Pakistani team will fly from Rotterdam to Dubai.
Shaheen’s career, which has risen in the last three years. Has seen him play so far in 25 tests, 32 one-day internationals, Shaheen Shah Afridi and 40 T20 internationals.
He took 78 wickets in 36 international matches across three formats in 2018, which led to his being named men’s cricketer of the year in 2021.