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Shadab Khan back fit for Pakistan after viral infection

Shadab Khan back fit for Pakistan after viral infection
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The all-rounder had been suffering from a viral infection.

Shadab Khan has been declared fit to take his place in Pakistan's World Cup squad following a viral infection.

The leg-spinning all-rounder was named in the provisional 15-man squad but was removed from the ongoing one-day series against England after being struck down with the condition.

A Pakistan Cricket Board press release issued on the day of the third ODI revealed the 20-year-old had "zero viral load in his blood" in his latest batch of tests and would be rejoining the side soon.

Consultations will continue with Dr Patrick Kennedy, a renowned specialist in liver disease among sportsmen, before his return to action is signed off.

Shadab said: "I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket. I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the viral infection and will be available for the World Cup."

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said: "It is fabulous news and on behalf of the Pakistan cricket team, I look forward to welcoming Shadab back in the squad.

"Shadab is one of the finest of his generation and is an influential figure in the team.

"He is a brave lad and the way he has fought back to regain fitness is a testament to his attitude and approach, which gives us the encouragement that he will be hopefully available for selection for our World Cup opener."

The player added: "It has been difficult to stay away from international cricket and watch Pakistan play outstandingly – both in Cardiff and Southampton.

"As a professional cricketer, you want to be part of such games."


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