Shan Masood
Shan Masood. (Picture Supply:Alex Davidson/Getty Photographs)

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have confirmed that their key batter Shan Masood has cleared the checks after being struck on the top throughout a follow session forward of their T20 World Cup 2022 opener in opposition to arch-rivals India. A stray shot from all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz hit Masood on the top which floored him immediately and the batter was despatched to the hospital for scans.

Shan’s harm was certainly a last-minute shocker for Pakistan as they don’t have an excessive amount of depth of their middle-order batting which has been uncovered again and again within the Asia Cup 2022 and the subsquent house T20Is in opposition to England. 

Shan Masood’s CT scan solely exhibits superficial bruising: PCB

“All of Shan Masood’s neurological observations are regular. His CT scan solely exhibits superficial bruising the place the ball struck him,” the Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned in an announcement.

“He will likely be re-tested (Saturday)” for concussion, the PCB added.

After being awkwardly struck on his head by Nawaz’s shot within the nets, Shan Masood reportedly laid flat on the bottom for 5 to seven minutes. In the meantime, the social media posts confirmed horrific pictures of the Pakistani gamers gathering across the quantity three batter to examine on him. 

Ought to Shan not be a 100% match for the blockbuster conflict in opposition to India on Sunday, October 23 on the MCG, then the Pakistani crew administration will likely be left with no alternative however to go for a substitute choice and certainly one of them occurs to be the senior batter Fakhar Zaman.

Different out there choices embody teenager Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah who haven’t been in a position to showcase consistency within the center order for some time. 

Nonetheless, Pakistan can be hoping that Masood makes it to the enjoying XI simply in time as he can provide some a lot needeed help to skipper Babar Azam and in-form Mohammad Rizwan by enjoying an impactful knock on the quantity three place. 

The Males in Inexperienced can be hoping to register a second straight win over the arch-rivals in T20 World Cup. They broke their 29-year World Cup jinx within the earlier version in Dubai with an emphatic 10-wicket victory.