ISLAMABAD: Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi might be unable to play in the first Test of the three-match series against England that is scheduled to begin on December 1 at the Pindi Cricket Stadium.
After Shaheen “landed awkwardly” during the game on Sunday and was unable to complete his over, his right knee problem flared up once more.The right knee that has been bothering him lately “struck the ground when he took Brook’s catch. It most certainly represents a slight recurrence of the same injury. His injury’s level of seriousness is still unknown.
At the start of the three-match Test series, Shaheen would not be in a position to lead Pakistan’s offence. Shaheen Afridi might very well be seen missing the full Test series against England, I worry. To permanently fix his knee issue, he needs a lot of rest and therapy, a source stated.
Therefore, it would be too hazardous to even consider playing him in the series, let alone the first Test, it continued.Pakistan’s assault will likely be altered for the Test series against England.
Shaheen might miss the entire season, according to one of the former Pakistan Cricket Board physicians who was contacted.Give Shaheen at least three to four months out to heal completely from an injury if you want him to be ready for the next World Cup (2023, 50-overs aside).
The 22-year-old fast bowler took out Alex Hales in the T20 World Cup championship match against England. He later assisted Shadab Khan in taking out Harry Brook and grabbed the ball just in time, but landed on his right knee.
Shaheen entered the game in the 16th over to bowl his first pitch, although he had virtually little chance of staying in the game and was clearly in discomfort.