Pakistan’s all-rounder Shadab Khan’s hamstring injury has raised concerns for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), with the tri-nation series and ICC T20 World Cup 2022 getting closer every day. The spin sensation, who has often proved himself as a useful middle-order batter, sustained an injury, and the board confirmed his ruling out as a batter in the final T20I versus England.
Shadab Khan will not come to bat due to hamstring injury.
— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) October 2, 2022
He was not sent to bat as decided by the Pakistan Cricket Board, or else the match could have been a closer one. With deteriorated middle-order, the team lost the Pak vs Eng 7th T20I by 67 runs. The board said during the match that,
“Shadab Khan will not come out to bat. He sustained a hamstring strain while fielding,”
However, there is no official statement regarding Shadab Khan’s exclusion from the tri-nation series and the World Cup, but if the injury gets severe, the men in green might deal with a big blow. It must be noted that Pakistan are on their way to New Zealand for a tri-series, including New Zealand and Bangladesh.
A source on Twitter reveals his injury is not that severe as he is flying with the T20-World-Cup-bound tri-series squad.
Shadab Khan's injury is not severe, he is currently travelling with the team to NZ and hopefully he'll be fine soon #ShadabKhan
— 🇵🇰 | Hassan™🏏🎮 (@HassanEmpire007) October 3, 2022
Later, they will head towards Australia for the marquee event, the T20 World Cup 2022. Babar Azam and co will kick start their World Cup campaign against India on October 24th.