England vs Pakistan: Leggie Shadab Khan ruled out of ODI series against Eoin Morgan and Co

Shadab is a key wicket taking option for Pakistan in the ten-team World Cup in England and Wales that starts May 30.

Agence France-Presse, Apr 21, 2019 14:36:37 IST

Lahore: Pakistan's fast-rising leg-spinner Shadab Khan was ruled out of next month's series against England with a virus, leaving him in doubt for the World Cup.

The 20-year-old is a key wicket taking option for Pakistan in the ten-team World Cup in England and Wales that starts 30 May.

File image of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. Reuters

File image of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. Reuters

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said the spinner will receive treatment in UK.

"Shadab's blood tests have revealed (a) virus and doctors have advised him a four week rest," it said in a statement.

"Shadab is out of the five-match one-day series against England and a Twenty20 match (also against England)," it added.

The Pakistan team will fly to England on Tuesday and play a five match one-day series against the number one ranked home team, starting 5 May.

The PCB said Shadab will meet with specialists in England to help him fully recover for the World Cup opener against the West Indies on 31 May at Trent Bridge.

Shadab has played 34 one-day internationals, 32 Twenty20 matches and five Test matches in a promising career that started in 2017.

"The selectors have already included Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as additional players to the 15-player World Cup squad," the PCB said.

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq described Shadab's loss as "bad news", adding her hopes the spinner will be ready for the tournament.

Updated Date: Apr 21, 2019 14:36:56 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254