Ahead of the Asia Cup 2022, starting from August 27, the Pakistan cricket team has suffered a major setback. Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of the entire tournament due to injury. The Medical Advisory Committee of PCB submitted the report after seeing his condition on Saturday. In which he has been advised to rest for 4-6 weeks. Because of this, he will no longer be able to play in the Asia Cup. However, it is expected that after missing the home series against England, he can return to the team till the T20 World Cup in October.
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Shaheen injured his right knee
Shaheen injured his right knee while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.According to CB’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Najibullah Soumro, Shaheen is deeply disturbed by this news, but he is a brave young man who has vowed to come back strongly to serve his country and team. Although he has shown good signs during his rehab in Rotterdam. However, he will still need time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October.
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His replacement will be announced soon
The Sports Medicine department will work closely with Shaheen over the coming weeks to ensure his safety in competitive cricket.” His replacement in the Pakistan team for the Asia cup T20 will be announced soon. Pakistan has to play the first match of the Asia Cup against India on 28 August.