World Cup squad: These bowlers can replace Naseem Shah

 World Cup squad: These bowlers can replace Naseem Shah

World Cup squad: These bowlers can replace Naseem Shah

Following the potential exclusion of fast bowler Naseem Shah from the major tournament, the National Selection Committee (NSC) has gotten in touch with Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam to discuss the upcoming ODI World Cup squad announcement. To finalize the squad, Azam will meet with the selection committee. Right-arm speed rifle Naseem Shah’s shoulder ailment will probably prevent him from competing in the major event.

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He is one of the green shirts’ most promising fast bowlers, thus this is a huge loss for them. In the 46th over of Pakistan’s second Asia Cup encounter against India, which was played on the reserve day, Naseem Shah was forced to leave the field and was eliminated from the competition.

World Cup squad: These bowlers can replace Naseem Shah

The injury is more severe than first believed, according to preliminary scans. Although Naseem will probably be sidelined for the rest of the year, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is currently looking for a second opinion.

On the other hand, the selection committee and head coach Grant Bradburn are now having a meeting in Lahore to talk about the team.

The Asia Cup roster is likely to undergo one or two alterations.

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If Naseem Shah is ruled out of the World Cup. The committee is also taking four fast bowlers’ names into consideration.

The names of Zaman Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain. And Shahnawaz Dahan are considered.

Hasan Ali is likely to be the first choice if he is fully fit.

Pakistan’s World Cup squad is likely to be announced next week.

Web Desk

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