Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, said that speedster Naseem Shah might not play in their opening World Cup matches in India.
During Monday’s thrashing by India in a Super Four game in Colombo, the 20-year-old right-arm bowler was unable to complete his 10th over and departed the field.
He traveled to Dubai for scans on Thursday but was unable to watch Sri Lanka lose.
According to the sources of PCB, Babar didn’t seem to know if Naseem would be ready to play from the start of the competition next month.
He said, “I’ll tell you later right now, I won’t share with you our strategy earlier. But Haris Rauf is actually quite competent. He is healing in time for the World Cup despite only having a minor side ailment. Further he said, I think Naseem Shah will take part in a future World Cup even if they have missed a few games. However, I’m unsure of how long recovery will take. Let’s first examine it, though.
The 1992 World Cup winners Pakistan open their campaign on October 6 in Hyderabad against the Netherlands.