PAK vs ENG 5th T20I: Ahead of Pakistan's fifth match against England, pace bowler Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the clash after being hospitalised. According to Pakistan media reports, a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesperson has informed them that Shah was admitted to a hospital due to high fever on Tuesday. It added that the speedster suffered high fever after a chest infection which has ruled him out of the fifth match. Also, the reports stated that Shah was asked to undergo different tests and is now feeling better.
However, it added that Shah's participation in the other matches will depend on the medical reports. Naseem Shah played in the first match against England and was rested in the next three games. Shah leaked 41 runs in the first match and could not pick a wicket.
The young pace bowler is part of Pakistan's World Cup squad and is a crucial member of his team. He performed well for his team in the Asia Cup 2022 as he picked 7 wickets in 5 games. In the matches against India, Shah picked 3 wickets in the two games and went for 72 runs in 8 overs. His final two sixes against Afghanistan in the Super 4 stage were one of the highlights for the team.
The 19-year-old Shah had so far played 6 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 13 Test matches. He made his International debut against Australia in a Test match in Brisbane on 21st November 2021. However, Shah made his T20I debut against India in the group stage of the Asia Cup 2022.
Pakistan's squad for the T20I series against England:
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Aamir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Usman Qadir.