What happened to Naseem Shah?

Things are finally getting clear as the Cricket World Cup is getting near. PCB has updated in the press conference about the situation with Naseem Shah. The young fast bowler got injured in the Asia Cup match against India. Pakistan withdrew him from the team ahead of their match against Sri Lanka. Young Zaman Khan made a debut, replacing him from the team. Now, PCB has officially given its stance on Naseem Shah.

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Naseem Shah injured his shoulder, and the doctors have advised him to undergo surgery to recover from this injury. This surgery will take Naseem Shah out of the scene for 3-4 months. In this absence, the board has selected Hasan Ali as his replacement.

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The selection committee chose Hasan as a replacement for Naseem Shah. All of the other potential replacements were injured. Hence, Hasan Ali was the only choice.

Parting thoughts

Naseem Shah is among many international cricketers ruled out of the World Cup this year. It seems like the injuries have taken over the tournament this year.

Here is the list of all the players who got injured ahead of the World Cup.

Player NameInjury DescriptionTeam
Haris RaufSide StrainPakistan
Imam ul HaqBack spasmPakistan
Adil RashidCrampsEngland
Mark WoodSore heelEngland
Wanindu HasarangaHamstringSri Lanka
Tamim IqbalHipBangladesh
Temba BavumaInner thigh muscle strainSouth Africa
Pat CumminsFractured wristAustralia
Steve SmithWrist tendonAustralia
Mitchell StarcGroinAustralia
Glenn MaxwellAnkleAustralia
Ashton AgarCalfAustralia
Maheesh TheekshanaHamstring injurySri Lanka
Dushmantha ChameeraShoulder injurySri Lanka
Dilshan MadushankaOblique muscleSri Lanka
Najmul Hossain ShantoHamstringBangladesh
Tim SoutheeFractured right thumbNew Zealand
Darly MitchellDislocated ring fingerNew Zealand
Kane WilliamsonACL injuryNew Zealand
Anrich NortjeBack injury, to undergo a fitness testSouth Africa
Sisanda MagalaLeft knee, to experience a fitness testSouth Africa
Shreyas IyerA stress fracture in the backIndia
Axar PatelMultiple hits to finger, forearm, and hamstringIndia
Travis HeadLeft-hand fractureAustralia

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