Shadab Will Be Available for World Cup Selection: Doctor

All-rounder Shadab Khan is most likely to recover completely in two weeks, and will be available for the World Cup 2019 selection, said Dr. Patrick Kennedy.

The latest update from the Doctor today, which suggested that the young leggie has been put on medication and advised complete rest for two weeks.

The leg-spinner will undergo another round of blood tests in Lahore which will show if he’s ready for the World Cup 2019.

Earlier this week, the talented all-rounder was diagnosed with Hepatitis C Virus in a routine blood test. His name from the final-15 for the England series was withdrawn after this discovery.

Subsequently, PCB sent him to England where his appointment was set with Dr. Patrick for Friday.

“Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks,” the chief selector, Inzamam Ul Haq had announced on Sunday.

Pakistan has picked spin-wizard Yasir Shah to replace him during the five-match ODI series starting from May 7.

However, Khan is likely to be completely fit before the start of the World Cup which is scheduled to kick off from May 30th in England and Wales.

He will have until May 23 – the last date for ICC to change the preliminary squad.


  • Wht the purpose of a spinner on fast pitches of England? Surely PCB can select Muhammad Abbas/Wahab Riaz instead of Shadab.

    • Shadab is not only a leg-spinner but also a very good fielder, and pakistani team lacking in fielding department, also he can bat too. Selection is 3/4 fast bowlers and 2/1 spinners. England pitches are not a fast pace pitches but seaming pitches, due to weather, grassi green field.

    • Team Should be same as CT17 Final :

      Yasir Shah / Abbas both are Test Player Kindly Door Rakhe ODI Se

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