ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Shadab Khan advised complete rest; blood tests in May to decide participation in mega event

Shadab will return home from London and go through another round of blood tests in Lahore over the next month, which will determine his fitness for the 50-over prestigious event in England.

Asian News International, Apr 28, 2019 18:12:01 IST

Dubai: Named in Pakistan’s 15-man World Cup contingent, leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who is recovering from a virus, has been advised complete rest, even as he has completed a two-week medication course.

The 20-year-old has been suffering from a viral for over a week now. Due to his illness, he has been ruled out of Pakistan’s upcoming limited-overs series against England, ICC reported.
Shadab, who was replaced by fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah, failed a blood test two days after the announcement of the squad. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) arranged for an appointment with a London-based gastroenterology and hepatology specialist.

File image of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. Reuters

File image of Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. Reuters

Shadab will return home from London and go through another round of blood tests in Lahore over the next month, which will determine his fitness for the 50-over prestigious event in England.

PCB have time until 23 May to name a replacement without seeking prior permission from the ICC. Following the deadline, the board would have to go through the tournament’s event technical committee for all changes.

Pakistan will play against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the warm-ups before opening its World Cup campaign against West Indies on 31 May at Trent Bridge.

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Updated Date: Apr 28, 2019 18:12:01 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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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
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
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254