Injury update on Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf ahead of World Cup

 Injury update on Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf ahead of World Cup

Injury update on Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf ahead of World Cup

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup will begin next month, but Pakistani captain Babar Azam has declined to say if important pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf would be ready to play.

The two suffered minor injuries during Pakistan’s Asia Cup Super Four match against India, and they watching from the sidelines on Thursday in Colombo as their team eliminated by Sri Lanka.

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Unseasoned team In that game, Zaman Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani filled in for the injured pair. And should Naseem and Rauf’s recoveries take longer than expected, they may eligible to play for Pakistan at the World Cup.

Injury update on Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf ahead of World Cup

Teams have until September 28 to submit their 15-player groups to the ICC for the six-week competition; after that date, changes must be approved by the event organizers.

The entire 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup roster
When asked about backup plans in case Naseem and Rauf are unable to play for Pakistan in the World Cup opener against the Netherlands on October 6 in Hyderabad, Babar expressed optimism that both players will recover in time.

Babar responded, “I’ll tell you later.

“I’m not going to tell you about our backup plan right now. But Haris Rauf is actually rather good. He only has a little side injury, but he is recovering in time for the World Cup.

“Naseem Shah also… they have missed a few games. I’m not sure (how long) the rehabilitation will take, but in my opinion. Naseem Shah also (will) in the World Cup later on. However, let’s see. Prior to the commencement of the World Cup, Pakistan does not have any official 50-over matches scheduled. However, they do have two unofficial ODI-qualifying warm-up games against New Zealand and Australia on September 29 and October 3, respectively.

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