Pakistan Left Arm Seamer Usman Shinwari Announces Test Retirement To Focus On Injury Free Career

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Usman Shinwari[photo: Twitter]

Pakistan left-arm seamer Usman Shinwari has recently tweeted that he has decided to leave the test format so that he keeps his fitness ready for his limited-overs career. Usman Shinwari, 27 now is one of the quick bowlers going around and he had been suffering from a back injury that kept him out of the team.

Usman Shinwari made his T20 international debut way back in 2013 and he has gone on to play 16 T20Is, 17 ODIs, and 1 test so far. His ODI numbers have been brilliant so far with 34 wickets already at an average of 18.6. He last played for Pakistan in 2019 and is eyeing a comeback into the side soon.

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Pakistan’s Usman Khan Shinwari[photo: Twitter]
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Usman Shinwari Announces His Comeback From Back Injury

Usman Shinwari tweeted on Twitter that he has recovered from the back injury that kept him out for a considerable period of time and is now ready to go. He added that he will be retiring from the longer format on advice from the Doctor and physio.

“Thanks to @sportsphysiojav ALHAMDULILLAH I have made my comeback again from back injury and now I am absolutely fit but due to my Doctors and physio advises I have to leave Long format to avoid such injuries in future and prolong my Cricket career.I am Resigning from Red ball,” Usman Shinwari Tweeted.

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Pakistan’s Usman Khan Shinwari[photo: Twitter]
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Pakistan Loses In Semi-Finals

Pakistan ended their unbeaten streak in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021 against Australia and they had everything going their way until the semi-final. Pakistan was one of the contenders to win the tournament until the semi-final and one of the reasons behind the loss was the drop catch. Australia pounced on the chances and got back in the game to make it to the finals of the tournament.

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Pakistan will now make play a three-match T20 international series against Bangladesh and Usman Shinwari might have to get some game time under his belt.

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