Yasir Shah named as Shadab Khan’s replacement for England series


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21 Apr, 2019 11:50 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Yasir Shah has been named as Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from May 5-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a press release on Sunday.

Earlier, wrist spinner Shadab Khan – who was termed by PM Imran Khan as Pakistan’s trump card for the England tour – has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks.

 The bowler has Hepatitis C and will not be able to participate. This was confirmed by Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq while addressing a press conference on Sunday.

He also said blood reports of the cricketer were not satisfactory and that the player has been excluded from the squad selected for the five-match ODI series.

The news was also confirmed by the PCB on its official Twitter account. He will require treatment for at least four weeks and the series against England, which comprises a T20I and five ODIs, will be played from May 5 to 19.

Inzmamaul Haq said that the doctors are hopeful that he will be fit for the World Cup.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is setting up appointments for Khan with specialists in England to help him fully recover before Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 opener against the West Indies on May 31 in Trent Bridge. Details about Shadab’s replacement will be announced in due course.

The board announced that selectors have already included Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as additional players to the 15-player World Cup squad. Pakistan has the flexibility to make changes to their World Cup squad until May 23.


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