Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2022 Owing to an Injury

Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi

Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out of Asia Cup: Pakistan’s pace spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2022 owing to an injury.

Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out of Asia Cup 2022

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised to remain in rest for a duration of six weeks by the team’s medical team which will also make him to miss the home series against England.

Shaheen Shah Afridi is expected to return to the Pakistan team before the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, scheduled to kick start on October 16 in Australia.

“I have spoken with Shaheen and he is understandably upset with the news, but he is a brave young man who has vowed to come back strongly to serve his country and team. Although he has made progress during his rehabilitation in Rotterdam, it is now clear he will require more time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October,” said PCB Chief Medical Officer Dr Najeebullah Soomro.

“PCB’s Sports & Exercise Medicine Department will be working closely with the player over the coming weeks to ensure his safe return to competitive cricket,” he added.

As per Asia Cup 2022 schedule, Pakistan will play their first match against India on August 28 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.