Pakistan’s valued all-rounder Shadab Khan will be fit for the upcoming men’s Cricket World Cup, according to skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Speaking at the toss before the third ODI between Pakistan and England, Sarfaraz claimed that he had good news regarding Shadab’s fitness.
We have good news about Shadab. He will be fit for the World Cup and we are excited to have him back.
Shadab Khan was initially selected as part of Pakistan’s preliminary 15-man squad for the World Cup. However, his fortunes changed soon after when he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.
The leggie was prescribed bed rest along with medication, which has forced him out of the on-going Pakistan-England series.
His inclusion in the side is absolutely crucial for Pakistan, mainly because he is the first-choice leg-spinner in the team. His contribution with the bat also remains a positive attribute of his game.
He has taken 47 wickets in 34 ODIs at an economy rate of 4.80, and has scored three half-centuries, averaging a shade under 30 with the bat.