ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan declared fit for mega event, set to join squad in England

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan is all set to join the World Cup squad after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed in a press release that the bowler is now fit to play matches.

FirstCricket Staff, May 14, 2019 20:54:57 IST

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan is all set to join the World Cup squad after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed in a press release that the bowler is now fit to play matches.

File image of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. Reuters

File image of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. Reuters

Shadab was named in the provisional 15-man squad, but the 20-year-old did not join the team on the tour of England after contracting hepatitis. Since then, he has been recuperating in Pakistan.

At the toss during Tuesday's third ODI match between Pakistan and England, the visiting team captain Sarfaraz Ahmed also confirmed that the leg-spinner will soon be joining the team. "We have good news about Shadab. He will be fit for the World Cup and we are excited to have him back," Sarfaraz was quoted saying to Sky Sports.

Shadab will now fly to England on Thursday, where he will see a doctor before joining the World Cup squad on Monday. The leg spinner might feature in Pakistan's two World Cup warm-up games, scheduled on 24 and 26 of this month against Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively only if he's deemed fit by the team management.

"I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket. I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the viral infection and will be available for the World Cup," Shadab said according to the press release.

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Updated Date: May 14, 2019 21:02:21 IST


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Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
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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
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8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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