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The Pakistan Cricket Board will now set-up Shadab’s appointment with specialists in England to help him fully recover for the World Cup © Getty
Pakistan legspinner Shadab Khan will miss the limited overs series against England after scans revealed that he was suffering from a virus, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed on Sunday (April 21).
The legpinner is expected to take rest for four weeks in order to recover from the virus ahead of the upcoming World Cup, starting on May 30. PCB is also set to arrange appointments with specialists to examine his case and help the bowling all-rounder to make a complete recovery.
Pakistan’s England tour, consisting a one-off T20I and five ODIs, will commence from May 5.
The Asian nation hasn’t yet announced a replacement for Shadab for the limited-overs series in England, however the selectors have included Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as two additional players to the 15-man World Cup-bound squad.
All sides participating in the World Cup have the opportunity to make changes to their squad, without requiring a permission from the ICC, until May 23.