PCB provides update on Shadab Khan’s availability for England World Cup game

He suffered a concussion during match against South Africa

By Web Desk
November 04, 2023
Pakistan's Shadab Khan crouches behind the wicket after completing a run. - Reuters 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday that all-rounder Shadab Khan is likely to be available for the Men in Green’s final round-robin clash of the ICC World Cup 2023 against England.

In a brief statement, the PCB said that Shadab is “recovering well from a concussion” he suffered during the match against South Africa.

However, Shadab will miss today's crucial match against New Zealand in Bengaluru. 

“He [Shadab] did light training yesterday however there were still some symptoms ruling him out of this match [against New Zealand]. He is likely to be available for Pakistan’s last group match against England in Kolkata,” the PCB said in a brief statement.

The right-armer got injured as he landed awkwardly on his shoulder, hitting his head on the ground, after he moved towards the ball and hurled it towards the stumps from mid-on during the match against the Proteas.

It must be noted that Usama Mir was brought in as a concussion substitute in place of the 24-year-old as he was unable to field or bowl after suffering a concussion against South Africa.

Usama was also part of Pakistan's side for the match against Bangladesh in place of Shadab.

Pakistan will face England in Kolkata on November 11 in another must-win match. 

Pakistan squad for ICC World Cup 2023

Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha.

Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan