Naseem Shah out of fifth England T20 due to ‘viral infection’: PCB

Published September 28, 2022
<p>A file photo of fast bowler Naseem Shah.  — Via Twitter</p>

A file photo of fast bowler Naseem Shah. — Via Twitter

The national team’s highly rated teenage fast bowler Naseem Shah was taken to hospital with an infection and will miss the fifth Twenty20 international against England later Wednesday, said a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman.

The 19-year-old’s availability for the rest of the seven-match series will be decided after assessing his medical reports.

“Naseem was taken to hospital on Tuesday night with a viral infection and will not be available for Wednesday’s match,” PCB spokesperson said.

Naseem played the first match of the series and went for 41 runs in his four wicket-less overs.

The series is tied 2-2 after four matches in Karachi. The remaining three are in Lahore.

England are on their first tour of Pakistan for 17 years.

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