PAK vs ENG 2022: Naseem Shah Ruled Out of 5th T20I Against England

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah Ruled Out of 5th T20I: Pakistan pace bowler Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the upcoming 5th T20I against England scheduled to play today in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

Naseem Shah Ruled Out of 5th T20I Against England

According to Pakistan media reports, a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesperson has informed them that Naseem Shah was admitted to a hospital due to a high fever on Tuesday.

England cricket team is scheduled to tour Pakistan to play 7 T20I matches and 3 Test matches. As of the England tour of Australia 2022, T20I matches will be played prior to the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 as a preparation series for the mega event.

Also, the reports stated that Shah was asked to undergo different tests and is now feeling better.

“He was taken to hospital with a viral infection but he is feeling better now,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.

“He will not be playing tonight and any decision on whether he plays the remaining matches will be taken on the advice of the medical panel,” the statement added.

A source close to the team said tests for dengue had been carried out as the mosquito-borne infection has been rampant in the city since last month with thousands of cases being reported every day.

The source added that Naseem had been complaining of chest pain and fever since Tuesday after the team reached Lahore from Karachi with the seven-match series tied at 2-2.

The young pace bowler is part of Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad and is a crucial member of his team. He performed well for his team in the Asia Cup 2022 as he picked 7 wickets in 5 games. His final two sixes against Afghanistan in the Super 4 stage were one of the highlights for the team.

Pakistan Squad

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Abrar Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani, Aamer Jamal