Asia Cup 2022: Hasan Ali Likely To Replace Shaheen Afridi In Pakistan's Squad

Updated - 20 Aug 2022, 09:21 PM

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali. Credits: Twitter

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been tasked with finding a replacement for Shaheen Afridi for the upcoming Asia Cup in 2022.

In light of the latest developments, Hasan Ali has been identified as the leading candidate to replace Shaheen Afridi, who has been advised by the PCB Medical Advisory Committee to take a 4-6 week break.

It is worth noting that the independent experts reached the same conclusion after reviewing Shaheen’s most recent scans and reports.

The left-arm pacer has led Pakistan’s bowling attack from the start, and his absence will have a significant impact on Pakistan’s chances of advancing to the Asia Cup 2022.

The injury occurred during the series against Sri Lanka. Despite resting him in the series, the problem persisted, and Shaheen will now be out for nearly two months.

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali (Image Credits: Twitter)

Shaheen Afridi Will Stay In Dubai To Complete Rehab

Shaheen will also miss the T20I series against England on home soil.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to complete Shaheen Afridi’s rehab in Dubai.

According to sources, the 22-year-old will remain in Dubai with the Asia Cup squad rather than returning home from the Netherlands.

Shaheen Afridi
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According to PCB officials, Dubai has better facilities, resources, and infrastructure for treating knee injuries quickly. Team physios and trainers will consult with orthopaedic specialists as part of Shaheen’s rehab programme.

In this regard, the PCB Medical Panel has contacted two orthopaedic surgeons in Dubai in order to coordinate Shaheen Afridi’s rehabilitation plan with their advice.

Remember that Shaheen injured his right knee ligament while fielding in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Officials from the PCB are confident that the pacer will be fully fit for the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia.

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