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Shadab Khan put on medication to regain fitness


Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan will undergo complete rest for two weeks after his return to Pakistan next week to recover from a virus.

Pakistani leg-spinner Shadab Khan ruled out of the opening test against Australia
Shadab was suffering from a virus which ruled him out of Pakistan’s limited-overs series against England next month. He was pulled out by Pakistan rom the series two days after he was named as one of the 15 players for Pakistan in the World Cup.

Later, the scans revealed him to be suffering from the virus which required treatment for at least four weeks.

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) set up his appointment with a London-based gastroenterology and hepatology specialist. Shadab separately travelled to London after the Pakistani side departed for England.

The leg-spinner will now  return to Islamabad from London on Monday and after taking two weeks of rest will undergo another round of blood tests in Lahore after which the PCB hopes to have “more clarity” on his availability for the World Cup.

Shadab is the frontline spinner in Pakistan’s bowling department and his absence will be a major blow for the men in green. He has been replaced by another leg-spinner Yasir Shah for the series against England.

But Pakistan will be hoping to get him back before their opening game in the World Cup against Windies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.

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