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Naseem Shah likely to miss ICC ODI World Cup in 2023, a big blow for Pakistan

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Fast bowling sensation Naseem Shah faces the grim prospect of missing not only the upcoming 50 over World Cup, but also crucial matches in the near future, in a devastating setback for Pakistan’s cricket team. According to scans conducted in Dubai, Naseem Shah’s injury is more serious than originally thought, sending shockwaves throughout the cricketing world.

Taking the first blow

The journey of Naseem Shah from a red ball specialist to an all-format bowler for Pakistan has been remarkable. He has become an integral part of Pakistan’s formidable pace attack along with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. The cricketing fraternity, however, was shocked when Naseem walked off the field during Pakistan’s Asia Cup match against India.

Injury Extent

According to ESPN Cricinfo, Naseem’s injury was a muscle injury that occurred just below his bowling shoulder, which caused him to withdraw from the Asia Cup prematurely. According to ESPN Cricinfo, it isn’t a recurrence of previous shoulder problems. Injuries in the sport are unpredictable and unpredictable.


After initial scans indicate that Naseem Shah will likely require a lengthy recuperation period, Pakistan’s absence could have an impact beyond the World Cup. Pakistan’s Test series in Australia is in jeopardy and the Pakistan Super League (PSL) might have to go on without the young fast bowler.

Dilemma of Replacement

While Zaman Khan demonstrated promise during the Asia Cup, filling the void left by Naseem is an enormous challenge. Another potential replacement, Mohammad Hasnain, is currently sidelined due to an injury of his own, exacerbating Pakistan’s fast-bowling conundrum.

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