Shaheen Afridi Injury: PAK vs ENG Test: Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised to go through a two-week rehabilitation period. He suffered…
Shaheen Afridi Injury: PAK vs ENG Test: Shaheen Shah Afridi has been advised to go through a two-week rehabilitation period. He suffered a knee injury during the final match of the T20 World Cup against England. The recently conducted scan have confirmed there were no signs of an injury and the knee discomfort was likely “due to a forced knee flexion whilst landing”. However, Afridi may still miss Test series against England starting December 1. Follow Pakistan vs England Test Series Live updates on InsideSport.IN.
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Shaheen Afridi Injury: Afridi will undergo rehabilitation after reaching Pakistan
Afridi will undergo rehabilitation and conditioning programme that has been designed to strengthen his knee at the National High Performance Centre. The left-arm pacer will start his recovery period in few days after reaching Pakistan. However, there is nothing clear on his possible return to the international arena.
Shaheen Afridi limped off the field during T20 WC Final:
- Afridi hurt his knee while taking a running catch to dismiss Harry Brook.
- Afridi eventually had to limp off the field in the 16th over of the innings after bowling just one delivery.
- The remaining of the over was completed by Iftikhar Ahmed.
- Afridi had undergone a knee surgery few months back.
- He returned to the big ICC tournament straightaway without much game time.
Rauf to replace Afridi in the Test squad?
With Afridi possibly missing out of the action, speedster Haris Rauf is reportedly in line to make his red-ball cricket debut. It must be noted that Rauf was earlier selected in Pakistan’s Test squad to play against Australia in March this year. However, Rauf was tested COVID-19 positive which ruled him out of the game.
Rauf looked in decent bowling touch during the recently concluded T20 World Cup. Even in the final match against England, the 29-year-old spent only 23 runs in his four-over quota and took two vital wickets of Philip Salt and the skipper Jos Buttler. If given a chance, Rauf will look to emulate his white-ball success in the longest format of the game as well.
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