Babar Azam says, "Naseem Shah is going to miss the first few matches of WC 2023"

the all-format The captain of team Pakistan gave hints about the absence of Naseem Shah from the first few matches of the 2023 World Cup, which is scheduled to start on October 5 in India. This revelation came following Pakistan's exit from the Asia Cup in 2023.
Naseem sustained a right shoulder injury during the match against India, which ruled him out for the remainder of the Asia Cup. As a result, the team management decided to bring in Zaman Khan as his injury replacement.
When asked about Pakistan's plans in case Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf miss the World Cup, Babar indicated that Rauf's injury was less severe than Naseem's and he should recover in time for the global tournament.
In the post-match conference, Babar Azam said, "We won't divulge our Plan B at this stage. Haris Rauf's condition isn't too serious; he's dealing with a minor side strain, and he's on the path to recovery for the World Cup. As for Naseem Shah, while he may miss a couple of matches, I remain optimistic that he will join us at the World Cup later. But we'll have to wait and see."
Team doctor Sohail Saleem reassured, Both of these fast bowlers, Naseem and Haris, are valuable assets, and the team's medical panel is committed to providing them with the best possible care as we prepare for the crucial ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023."


Sep 15, 2023 7:52 AM