Naseem, who’s a part of the star quick bowling trio together with Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf, sustained a shoulder injury through the Asia Cup.
The Pakistan cricket crew arrived in India on Wednesday to take part within the 2023 World Cup, receiving a heat welcome in Hyderabad. Led by Babar Azam, the crew spent a big period of time in Hyderabad after departing from Dubai, the place they’d a prolonged nine-hour layover. They flew from Lahore within the early hours of Wednesday and arrived in Hyderabad through the evening.
Pakistan’s first warm-up match is scheduled towards New Zealand on September 29, adopted by a conflict with Australia on October 3. Their match opener will happen towards the Netherlands in Hyderabad on October 6, with a subsequent match towards Sri Lanka scheduled for October 10.
Pakistan was one of many final groups to announce their 15-member squad for the World Cup, partly resulting from a serious injury suffered by star pacer Naseem Shah proper earlier than the match. Naseem, who’s a part of the star quick bowling trio together with Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf, sustained a shoulder injury through the Asia Cup and was subsequently dominated out of the marquee match in India.
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Moin Khan has now make clear Naseem’s injury, revealing that the star pacer had been “constantly complaining” about the issue, however the medical crew continued to disregard it.
“Naseem’s injury is a disaster of Pakistan’s team medical panel and physiotherapist. Because he has been constantly complaining that he is having problem since three to four months yet they were continuously playing him. A player would always wish to not get dropped but when he is telling you about his injury, you have to take it very seriously. The medical panel didn’t take it seriously. This was a recipe for disaster,” Moin informed Cricket Pakistan.
Moin, nonetheless, acknowledged that Hasan Ali was the optimum alternative for Pakistan in mild of Naseem’s injury-induced absence.
“The authorities in PCB should task them [medical panel] because we suffered a great loss ahead of World Cup when Naseem was in form and was bowling extraordinarily. And which is why now we have to take Hasan Ali. Hasan Ali is an experienced bowler, who has been through similar circumstances. From that point of view, this decision is suitable and Hasan Ali’s selection is justified.”
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