IND vs PAK: Shaheen Shah Afridi Ruled Out Of India World Cup Match? Here's What The Latest Medical Update Has To Offer

Updated - 13 Oct 2023, 03:04 PM

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Shaheen Shah Afridi Babar Azam. Image Credits: Twitter

Star Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi failed to perform up to expectations with the ball during the ICC World Cup 2023. Shaheen Afridi has experienced a noticeable dip in his bowling speed, which raises speculation that an injury may be impacting his performance.

Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up just two wickets in the first two matches of the World Cup. The left-arm pacer picked up each wicket against the Netherlands and Sri Lanka in Hyderabad. He didn’t complete his full quota of overs, with his economy rate on the higher side at 6.44.

Shaheen Shah Afridi Sustained Finger Injury During Asia Cup 2023

Former cricketers have raised concerns that Shaheen Shah Afridi might be grappling with an injury that’s impacting his performance. However, the latest reports suggest Shaheen is in good health and prepared to showcase his bowling skills in the next match against India.

According to a report from Cricket Pakistan, Shaheen’s condition isn’t severe enough to prevent him from taking the field. The report indicated that he faced pressure on one of his fingers during fielding in the Asia Cup match against India, which resulted in some swelling.

Afridi picked up six wickets at an average of 69 in his last five ODIs. He failed to take any wickets in the World Cup warm-up match against Australia. His last notable performance came against India, where he took four wickets in the group stage of the Asia Cup.

Pakistan’s Schedule For Their Remaining Games In World Cup 2023

October 14 – India vs Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2.00 pm IST

October 20 – Australia vs Pakistan, Bengaluru, 2.00 pm IST

October 23 – Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Chennai, 2.00 pm IST

October 27 – Pakistan vs South Africa, Chennai, 2.00 pm IST

October 31 – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Kolkata, 2.00 pm IST

November 4 – New Zealand vs Pakistan, Bengaluru, 10.30 am IST

November 11 – England vs Pakistan, Kolkata, 2.00 pm IST

Pakistan’s squad for 2023 World Cup: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc) Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali.

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