Pakistani fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi will be ruled out of the Test series against England after suffering a knee injury in the T20 Cricket World Cup final against England on Sunday.
According to the management, Shaheen Shah Afridi will be unable to play cricket for a long time due to a knee injury. And may not even play the home Test series against England and New Zealand.
Haris Rauf must make his Test debut in place of Shaheen Afridi, along with Naseem Shah. Mohammad Abbas will be part of the Pakistan team. According to sources, Shaheen Shah Afridi, who suffered Knee Injury again in the final, will undergo a full medical scan on his home return.
Considering these reports, a rehab plan can be arranged. The team management did not make Shaheen a part of the squad in the three-Test series scheduled against England.
Haris Rauf Add to the team to fill his gap. In this regard, the team management and selection committee will decide after returning home. After which the regular team will Announce by next week. Domestic spinner Abrar Ahmed is also likely to add to the team.
Experienced wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed is looking for the difficulty to keep his place. Only one wicket keeper Mohammad Rizwan is part of the fifteen-member squad.
Shaheen Shah Afridi injury Update:
Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised two weeks rehab after landing awkwardly during the T20 World Cup final.
The scan conducted confirmed there were no signs of an injury and the knee discomfort was likely “due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing”. #Shaheen pic.twitter.com/Z6GWULj3GT
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The England Test team is to reach Islamabad on November 27 as per the previously scheduled program by PCB. In these days, due to the possible long march of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the arrival schedule of the visiting team is also being re-evaluated.
In this regard, the Pakistan Cricket Board is waiting for the government’s advance. According to plan B, the first Test in Karachi, the second in Multan, and the third Test again in Karachi.