Sports: Cricket: Yasir Shah replaces Shadab for England series
Karachi: Yasir Shah has been named as Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from May 5-1.
Yasir has taken 23 wickets in 24 ODIs, while on his last tour to England in 2016, he finished with 19 wickets in four Tests.
Yasir, who was part of the 23 probables, will travel with the side to England on April 23. Pakistan, like any other participating side, has the flexibility to make changes to their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 squad until May 23.
Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks. The series against England, comprising a T20I and five ODIs, will be played from May 5 to 1.
The Pakistan Cricket Board will now set-up Shadab’s appointment with specialists in England to help him fully recover before Pakistan’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against the Windies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.