Shadab Khan declared fit for World Cup
Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan has been declared fit for the upcoming World Cup in England.
Pakistan have been blessed with a piece of huge news as their key leg-spinner Shadab Khan has been declared fit for the World Cup as his latest test results reflected zero viral load in his blood.
Shadab was been named in the provisional 15-man squad, but he missed the ongoing tour of England after contracting a virus. And Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed confirmed during the toss of the ongoing third ODI against England that Shadab will now leave for London on Thursday (May 16), where he will consult a doctor before joining the Pakistan squad in Bristol on Monday (May 20).
However, Shadab’s availability in the warm-up matches remains “subject to his fitness and the team management’s decision.
After being declared fit for the world cup, the leg-spinner said –
“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.”
“Having played and won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, I understand the importance, flavour and glamour of global events and what success in such events mean to the players and the public. I am looking forward to featuring in the World Cup and will leave no stone unturned in helping Pakistan put up a strong show,” he said.
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur hopes that he will get the all-rounder fit in the opening match against Windies.
“Shadab’s inclusion also balances what is a young but extremely talented squad. I understand it will take Shadab some time to be back at his brilliant best as he has not played cricket for a few weeks, but our first game is on 31 May and he has got two weeks to regain complete form and fitness,” he said.