Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Pakistan’s quick bowling sensation Naseem Shah has hit a turbulent part after his success within the 2022 Asia Cup because the younger pacer has been dominated out of the continued T20I sequence in opposition to England after testing constructive for Covid-19. The Pakistan Cricket Board broke the information through an official assertion on Thursday.

Naseem Shah featured for the Males in Inexperienced within the opening fixture of the sequence in Karachi earlier than being rested for the remaining video games on the venue. The 19-year-old was dominated out of the fifth T20I in Lahore after he was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening and was recognized with a chest an infection and fever.

The teen was discharged from the hospital on Thursday with the PCB stating that the cricketer was feeling “a lot better.” The PCB then revealed that Naseem was recognized with Covid-19 and can miss the remaining two T20Is in opposition to England.

“Shah is again within the group lodge the place he’ll observe all COVID-19 protocols,”  the PCB mentioned in an official assertion. 

Pakistan shall be on a flight to New Zealand after the conclusion of the continued T20I sequence in opposition to England

It’s price noting that Naseem Shah has been spearheading the Pakistani tempo assault within the absence of the mercurial Shaheen Afridi, who’s recuperating from an harm. The board has not spoken on the provision of the younger pacer for the upcoming tour of New Zealand, which is scheduled to get underway in Christchurch on the seventh of October. 

The Asian giants will depart for New Zealand after the conclusion of the continued sequence in opposition to England on October 3. They may take part within the T20I tri-series, that includes Bangladesh and New Zealand with the ultimate on October 14. The sequence is a part of the group’s preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

Following the tri-series, the subcontinent facet departs for Australia for the World Cup. They may bask in a few warm-up video games earlier than beginning their marketing campaign in a blockbuster conflict in opposition to arch-rivals India on the MCG on the twenty third of October. Shaheen Afridi is slated to characteristic for the Pakistani group within the T20 WC.