Pakistan’s cricket team suffered a major setback after the fast bowler Naseem Shah, was found to be positive for COVID-19 prior to the crucial games in the 7-match T20I game with England on home soil.
The doctor has released the national pacer, and moved his hospital stay into his room at the hotel where he’ll spend the time in quarantine. The doctor has, however, reported that he’s getting better.
He was transferred to the hospital for treatment following a fever-like experience which is where his Dengue test was also performed and it was found out that he was suffering from an infection of the chest that is causing more issues.
Yesterday it was reported that the left-arm pacer had been diagnosed with pneumonia and it is possible that he will miss the rest of the current series as well as casting doubt on whether he will be able to participate in the upcoming tri-nation series that will be played in New Zealand and the T20 World Cup in Australia.
A official of the cricket board, via a release stated, “Naseem Shah’s participation in the upcoming matches and departure to New Zealand with the squad will be decided after seeing his medical reports.”
It is important to note this that Naseem has played just only one of the four matches because the team requested that he rest before the start of the Tri-Nation Series starting in New Zealand and the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia.
Naseem Shah took to T20I cricket at the recent Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE He displayed an exceptional bowling ability and took seven wickets in five games, with an economy percentage of 7.66.