The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has supplied the much-needed replace concerning Shadab Khan’s availability for this Saturday’s ICC World Cup 2023 match in opposition to England. The Pakistan all-rounder had a concussion in a match in opposition to South Africa and was changed by Usama Mir within the bowling innings.
Throughout the match in opposition to South Africa, Shadab Khan was damage as he landed awkwardly on his shoulder making an attempt to cease the ball, inflicting his head to contact the bottom as he tried to area and make a throw and walked off the sector. Usama Mir performed in Pakistan’s match versus Bangladesh.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in an official assertion that Shadab Khan is making a full restoration from his concussion and would return for the sport in opposition to the defending champions. The leg-spinner was unable to participate within the pivotal encounter in opposition to New Zealand in Bengaluru.
“He [Shadab] did mild coaching yesterday nonetheless there have been nonetheless some signs ruling him out of this match [against New Zealand]. He’s more likely to be obtainable for Pakistan’s final group match in opposition to England in Kolkata,” a PCB official mentioned.
Shadab Khan had a disappointing run within the ongoing ODI World Cup, the place he did not make an impactful efficiency for the Males in Inexperienced normally in circumstances that favoured the spinners. The leg spinner bowled with none management and much too many freebies have been on supply all through the mega occasion, making it powerful for Pakistan within the center overs of the sport.
The Pakistan all-rounder has been exceptional for the Pakistan staff in latest occasions, profitable loads of video games for his nation. His presence on the aspect gave the staff excellent stability and has finished an excellent job for Pakistan in each white-ball codecs however has did not make an influence for the aspect within the Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup 2023.
Pakistan haven’t gained the World Cup since clinching their maiden title approach again in 1992. Since then, they’ve made it to the ultimate simply as soon as in 1999, and have carried out poorly within the match.
Pakistan have been a robust power in white-ball cricket in latest occasions making it to the semi-finals of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup earlier than making it to the summit conflict within the 2022 version of the identical match however is very unlikely to make it into the ultimate 4 of the 2023 ODI World Cup.