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Pakistan Face Injury Scare As Naseem Shah Doubtful Ahead Of Multan Test: Report | Cricket News

Naseem Shah’s participation within the second Test towards England in Multan hangs by a thread after the pacer was reported to be carrying a lingering shoulder niggle. The speedster’s harm has added to the workforce’s woes as Pakistan’s fast-bowling sources are already depleted as a result of absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Harris Rauf. Rauf, who injured his quadriceps, has been dominated out of the collection.

In Rawalpindi, Naseem was Pakistan’s star bowler, however with the remainder of the assault being pummeled by England’s batters. His 5 wickets had little impression.

However, throughout England’s first innings, he threw within the ball from the boundary seemingly in discomfort, as if shielding his shoulder.

He bowled in the remainder of the Test, gripping his shoulder generally however largely showing unconcerned. The harm turned grave following Naseem’s arrival at Multan. He didn’t bowl in coaching on Thursday.

Pakistan thought of calling up Hasan Ali after Rauf was dominated out however lastly opted towards it. It enhances the opportunity of Mohammad Wasim Jnr making his debut, as he and Mohammad Ali, who made his debut in Rawalpindi, are the one specialist quick bowlers left within the squad.

Pakistan additionally has Faheem Ashraf, an allrounder whose bowling has complemented its tempo assault. Wasim has solely performed seven first-class matches and, like Rauf, who had performed eight first-class video games earlier than his debut, has been a daily starter in Pakistan’s white ball setup.

England defeated Pakistan within the first check in an exhilarating counter, by 74 runs. Pakistan’s loss to England within the first Test pushed the Asian aspect additional down within the marketing campaign to play in subsequent 12 months’s World Test Championship ultimate at The Oval.

Australia is in pole place to achieve subsequent 12 months’s ultimate, as they lead the rankings with a 72.73 win proportion, whereas Pakistan is fifth with a 46.67 win proportion.

Pakistan nonetheless has two Tests towards England at residence earlier than internet hosting New Zealand in a two-Test collection between the Christmas and New Year holidays.

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