Shaheen Shah Afridi, a key fast bowler for Pakistan, will miss both the upcoming Twenty20 international series against England

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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.

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Shaheen already had to miss the second test in Sri Lanka last month due to injury. He is anticipated to recover with rest, according to a PCB medical official.

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For a three-match one-day international series in the Netherlands, the left-armer has traveled with the team.

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Shaheen has been advised to take four to six weeks off by the PCB Medical Advisory Committee and outside doctors.

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The T20 international tri-series in October is the paceman's anticipated return to competitive cricket, according to the doctors.

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In the Twenty20 World Cup, which was also contested in the UAE, Shaheen was a key component of Pakistan's shocking victory over India.

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Shaheen will remain with the group to complete his recovery and serve as a stand-in for the Asia Cup.

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Shaheen has played a total of 40 T20 internationals, 32 one-day internationals, and 25 tests throughout his career.

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Shaheen has participated in a total of 25 tests, 40 one-day internationals, and 40 T20 internationals during the course of his career.