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Shaheen Shah will not play Asia Cup, T20 series against England

Fans believe team management should not have made Shaheen Shah Afridi play against a smaller team and other cricketers should be given the opportunity in these matches.

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Pakistani pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled from the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and T20 series against England due to injury. Afridi is suffering from a right knee ligament injury.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, the cricketer has been advised to rest for 4-6 weeks by Medical Advisory Committee and independent specialists following the latest scan and reports.

Shaheen had suffered a knee injury during fielding in the first Test Match against Sri Lanka in Galle.

PCB Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Najeebullah Soomro: “I have spoken with Shaheen and he is understandably upset with the news, but he is a brave young man who has vowed to come back strongly to serve his country and team. Although he has made progress during his rehabilitation in Rotterdam, it is now clear he will require more time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October.”

PCB’s Sports & Exercise Medicine Department will be working closely with the player over the coming weeks to ensure his safe return to competitive cricket.

The cricketer will remain with the squad to complete his rehabilitation. The team will reach Dubai on Monday from Rotterdam.

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Fans are upset about the exclusion of Shaheen Shah Afridi from the cricket team for the two major upcoming cricket events. People have criticized the team management for making Shaheen Shah Afridi play matches against all the tram in all formats. He should have been given rest before the upcoming matches.

Fans believe team management should not have made Shaheen Shah Afridi play against a smaller team and other cricketers should be given the opportunity in these matches. He should have been given rest. Afridi is the main bowler of the team, he should be utilized carefully. Some say with the absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi in the team, it will be easy for India to defeat Pakistan.