Friday,December 2,2022

Pakistan Pacer Shaheen Afridi Set to Miss the England Test Series 

After a disheartening ICC T20 World Cup against world champions England, Pakistan Cricket Team is all set to host England for a three-match test series in December. Ahead of the tour, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced an 18-member squad and their star seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been left out owing to an injury.

Earlier this month, the left-arm-pacer, Shaheen Afridi, underwent an appendectomy on Sunday after twisting his knee when attempting a grab during the T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Shaheen also did not bowl in the death overs, which cost Pakistan the World cup.

On the field, Shaheen Afridi displayed symptoms of discomfort, particularly after taking a catch to remove Harry Brook. Shaheen was taken off the field immediately after his injury. The 22-year-old also took it to social media to provide a brief about his injury.

According to PCB, Shaheen Afridi was sent into a two-week rehabilitation and has not recovered since then. The release mentioned, “Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning programme that has been designed to strengthen his knee at the National High-Performance Centre a few days after his return to Pakistan. Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be subject to the champion fast bowler’s successful completion of the rehabilitation programme and the following go-ahead by the medical staff.”

“Shaheen Afridi’s Long-Term Recovery is the First Preference”, Mohammad Wasim

The alleged ‘Eagle’ has claimed 99 wickets in 25 Test matches with an economy of 3.04.

The chief selector of Pakistan, Mohammad Wasim emphasized the long-term benefits of Shaheen’s availability while announcing the squad for the England series.

Wasim said, “Shaheen Afridi has been doing rehab so he was not available for selection. His injury is not bowling related, but we do not want to risk aggravating that injury.”

Furthermore, the experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah has also been dropped from the squad owing to poor performances in the past. Hasan Ali and southpaw Fawad Alam have also been released from the test squads. Meanwhile, uncapped Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali have also been called-up. Lastly, former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also stormed back into the squad.

Talking about Yasir Shah, Wasim said, “Yasir has been not in the form we wanted in this series so we have gone for Zahid Mahmood.”

Pakistan’s 18-member squad for England series: Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali, Nauman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

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The Test series between Pakistan and England initiates on December 1 in Rawalpindi, followed by encounters on December 9 in Multan and on December 17 in Karachi.

After a disheartening ICC T20 World Cup against world champions England, Pakistan Cricket Team is all set to host England for a three-match test series in December. Ahead of the tour, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced an 18-member squad and their star seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been left out owing to an injury.

Earlier this month, the left-arm-pacer, Shaheen Afridi, underwent an appendectomy on Sunday after twisting his knee when attempting a grab during the T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Shaheen also did not bowl in the death overs, which cost Pakistan the World cup.

On the field, Shaheen Afridi displayed symptoms of discomfort, particularly after taking a catch to remove Harry Brook. Shaheen was taken off the field immediately after his injury. The 22-year-old also took it to social media to provide a brief about his injury.

According to PCB, Shaheen Afridi was sent into a two-week rehabilitation and has not recovered since then. The release mentioned, “Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning programme that has been designed to strengthen his knee at the National High-Performance Centre a few days after his return to Pakistan. Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be subject to the champion fast bowler’s successful completion of the rehabilitation programme and the following go-ahead by the medical staff.”

“Shaheen Afridi’s Long-Term Recovery is the First Preference”, Mohammad Wasim

The alleged ‘Eagle’ has claimed 99 wickets in 25 Test matches with an economy of 3.04.

The chief selector of Pakistan, Mohammad Wasim emphasized the long-term benefits of Shaheen’s availability while announcing the squad for the England series.

Wasim said, “Shaheen Afridi has been doing rehab so he was not available for selection. His injury is not bowling related, but we do not want to risk aggravating that injury.”

Furthermore, the experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah has also been dropped from the squad owing to poor performances in the past. Hasan Ali and southpaw Fawad Alam have also been released from the test squads. Meanwhile, uncapped Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali have also been called-up. Lastly, former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also stormed back into the squad.

Talking about Yasir Shah, Wasim said, “Yasir has been not in the form we wanted in this series so we have gone for Zahid Mahmood.”

Pakistan’s 18-member squad for England series: Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali, Nauman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

The Test series between Pakistan and England initiates on December 1 in Rawalpindi, followed by encounters on December 9 in Multan and on December 17 in Karachi.

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After a disheartening ICC T20 World Cup against world champions England, Pakistan Cricket Team is all set to host England for a three-match test series in December. Ahead of the tour, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced an 18-member squad and their star seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been left out owing to an injury.

Earlier this month, the left-arm-pacer, Shaheen Afridi, underwent an appendectomy on Sunday after twisting his knee when attempting a grab during the T20 World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Shaheen also did not bowl in the death overs, which cost Pakistan the World cup.

On the field, Shaheen Afridi displayed symptoms of discomfort, particularly after taking a catch to remove Harry Brook. Shaheen was taken off the field immediately after his injury. The 22-year-old also took it to social media to provide a brief about his injury.

According to PCB, Shaheen Afridi was sent into a two-week rehabilitation and has not recovered since then. The release mentioned, “Shaheen will undergo a rehabilitation and conditioning programme that has been designed to strengthen his knee at the National High-Performance Centre a few days after his return to Pakistan. Shaheen’s return to international cricket will be subject to the champion fast bowler’s successful completion of the rehabilitation programme and the following go-ahead by the medical staff.”

“Shaheen Afridi’s Long-Term Recovery is the First Preference”, Mohammad Wasim

The alleged ‘Eagle’ has claimed 99 wickets in 25 Test matches with an economy of 3.04.

The chief selector of Pakistan, Mohammad Wasim emphasized the long-term benefits of Shaheen’s availability while announcing the squad for the England series.

Wasim said, “Shaheen Afridi has been doing rehab so he was not available for selection. His injury is not bowling related, but we do not want to risk aggravating that injury.”

Furthermore, the experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah has also been dropped from the squad owing to poor performances in the past. Hasan Ali and southpaw Fawad Alam have also been released from the test squads. Meanwhile, uncapped Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ali have also been called-up. Lastly, former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also stormed back into the squad.

Talking about Yasir Shah, Wasim said, “Yasir has been not in the form we wanted in this series so we have gone for Zahid Mahmood.”

Pakistan’s 18-member squad for England series: Babar Azam (captain), Shan Masood, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Ali, Nauman Ali, Saud Shakeel, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr.

The Test series between Pakistan and England initiates on December 1 in Rawalpindi, followed by encounters on December 9 in Multan and on December 17 in Karachi.

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