Shoulder injury puts Naseem Shah in doubt for Multan Test

back icon
safarisafari
08 Dec 2022 | 04:28 PM
authorAnirudh Suresh

Shoulder injury puts Naseem Shah in doubt for Multan Test

Naseem did not train on Thursday, and is not a sure-shot starter for the second Test of the series.

Following the injury to Haris Rauf, hosts Pakistan are in a further spot of bother ahead of the second Test against England in Multan starting Friday, as Naseem Shah is a major doubt due to a shoulder injury he picked up in the first Test of the series. Naseem, 19, got through the entirety of the Rawalpindi Test unscathed, bowling 33.5 overs in total, but the youngster was seen clutching his shoulder in the second innings. 

ESPN Cricinfo reports that Naseem did not train on Thursday, and is not a sure-shot starter for the second Test of the series.

Should Naseem be ruled out, it will be a body blow for Pakistan, who are already without the services of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi. Shaheen was ruled out well before the series began, but Haris, who debuted in the first Test in Rawalpindi, sustained a quadriceps strain after a fielding mishap which saw him step on the ball.

Outside Naseem, not counting Haris, Mohammad Ali is currently the only other seamer in the Pakistan squad. The hosts could hence draft in Mohammad Wasim Jr, who has a first-class bowling average of 24.85. 

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Pakistan vs EnglandEngland tour of Pakistan, 2022

Related Articles

No Articles found
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved