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Pakistan’s Khushdil Shah Ruled Out of First England Test Due to Thumb Injury; Abid Ali Cleared of Concussion

Pakistan’s cricket board (PCB) said all-rounder Khushdil Shah will miss the first Test against England with a fractured thumb but batsman Abid Ali is expected to return to training this week after being struck on the helmet while fielding on Sunday.

A 31-member Pakistan contingent, including 20 players, arrived at England as six out of their 10 corona virus-contaminated cricketers were kept down despite returning negative when tried the subsequent time.

Left-handed batsman Khushdil has been ruled out for up to three weeks after injuring his left thumb while batting during Saturday’s training session in Derby.

“As the nail is intact and there is no injury to nail bed, the orthopaedic surgeon, team physician and team physiotherapist expect Khushdil to resume physical training by the end of the next week,” the PCB said in a statement on Sunday.

Team mate Abid was struck on the helmet while fielding at forward short-leg during an intra-squad match on Sunday.

The PCB statement said that Abid has shown no signs of concussion but has undergone a precautionary CT scan which has also returned normal.

“Abid is absolutely fine and will be available to resume training on Wednesday following Tuesday’s rest day,” team doctor Sohail Saleem said.

“He underwent a precautionary CT scan which has also returned normal.”

Pakistan will play three Tests and as many T20Is. The opening Test begins at Old Trafford on 5 August.

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Khushdil Shah Stats:

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 1 1 0 8 8 8 11 72.72 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 29 57 2 1418 122 25.78 2 7 176 26 34 0
List A 59 54 7 2212 154* 47.06 2222 99.54 8 11 158 92 21 0
T20s 46 43 9 926 70* 27.23 736 125.81 0 6 62 46 20 1

 

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 1
First-class 29 13 178 93 4 3/42 3/42 23.25 3.13 44.5 0 0 0
List A 59 44 1390 1263 38 4/39 4/39 33.23 5.45 36.5 1 0 0
T20s 46 12 150 156 6 2/31 2/31 26 6.24 25 0 0 0

 

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