Naseem Shah gets fitness prior to T20 World Cup

Pakistani bowler, Naseem Shah, resumed training after a complete recovery from a viral infection. Naseem was seen in the national team training session before Pakistan clashed with New Zealand in the fourth match of the three-nation series in Christchurch.


Naseem was excluded from the action last month during the historical T20 tour of England to Pakistan suffering from a viral infection. According to the details, Naseem had suffered from COVID-19 and was hospitalized for one night after acquiring pneumonia in the historic series. Naseem, part of Pakistan’s 2022 T20 World Cup squad, was in recovery mode as the national team departed for New Zealand for the tri-series ahead of the mega-event.

It is understood that Naseem has regained his physical fitness and will be available for action in the next game in all three series. However, Naseem is expected to be given more rest and not included on the list as the national team management wants him to be at a hundred percent heading into the T20 World Cup.

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Elsewhere, Mohammad Hasnain, who also suffered from a viral infection, also started his recovery and joined his teammates during the training session. Hasnain is reported to feel much better and should be in full shape in the coming days.

The Men in Green are also confident as to the fitness of Star Pacer, Shaheen Afridi, and experienced top-order batsman, Fakhar Zaman, with the duo set to join the squad in Australia.

Pakistan will play two warm-up matches, against England and Afghanistan on October 17th and 19th respectively, before facing India in the opening match of the 2022 T20 World Cup on 23 October at the Melbourne Cricket Pitch (MCG).

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