Pakistan’s Naseem Shah ruled out with shoulder injury for months
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Pakistan pace bowler Naseem Shah has been ruled out of their squad for the 50-over World Cup in India because of a shoulder injury.

He suffered the injury during Pakistan’s Asia Cup match against India on 11 September and will need surgery and a three-four month recovery period.

In 14 one-day internationals (ODIs), the 20-year-old has taken 32 wickets.

Shah will be replaced by fellow right-arm quick Hasan Ali, who has taken 91 wickets in 60 ODIs.

During the Asia Cup, Haris Rauf suffered a right side strain that kept him out of action for a while.

According to Inzamam-ul-Haq, this team has performed exceptionally well over the last couple of years, which is why we have shown faith in them.

In the recent Asia Cup, we had a few injury scares, but all the players are fully fit and eager to perform for their country in the crucial tournament.”

We have received encouraging reports from our medical panel regarding Haris Rauf. He has begun shadowing bowling at the National Cricket Academy and will be available for selection.

This squad can bring the World Cup trophy to Pakistan and make the entire nation proud through their incredible performances.”

World Cup play begins on 5 October, with Pakistan’s first match against the Netherlands in Hyderabad the following day.

For the first time since 1992, Pakistan hopes to win the tournament.