Naseem likely to miss entire ODI World Cup with injured shoulder

Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah is likely to miss the entire World Cup after scans revealed an injury to his right shoulder that is worse than was initially suspected. The PCB is understood to be seeking a second opinion, but scans from tests in Dubai appear to show the injury could rule him out for the rest of year. A note from the board on Saturday evening said, "the PCB medical panel will decide on the fast bowler's return to cricket based on further assessments." Should optional outcomes back up the underlying ones, Naseem could be checking a long cutback out. His cooperation in the Test series in Australia at the turn of the year is in uncertainty, and he could likewise miss the following Pakistan Super Association in 2024. Naseem strolled off in the center of the 46th over during Pakistan's second game against India at the Asia Cup keep going week on the save day coordinated for that game, and was controlled out of the competition before long. The PCB had, unexpectedly, pushed for that save day for the game against India, as a hard-dominated concession after the matches weren't moved to Hambantota, which was supposed to be drier. It was on that save day that Naseem supported the injury to a muscle just beneath his bowling shoulder, one that ESPNcricinfo comprehends isn't a repeat of any past shoulder wounds. Naseem's nonappearance from the World Cup, as well as the resulting series in Australia, will come as an enormous blow for Pakistan. Throughout the last year, Naseem has gone from a red-ball expert to an all-design bowler for Pakistan, and on current structure is awesome of Pakistan's quite vaunted magistrate of Naseem, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf. The PCB is supposed to go with an authority choice once it has results from his optional outputs in a couple of days. He was supplanted at the Asia Cup by Zaman Khan, while Mohammad Hasnain, another conceivable substitution, is at present additionally harmed. Naseem has had injury issues in these beginning phases of his vocation. A back physical issue he supported one year into his global vocation, when he was 17, kept him out of cricket for quite some time. A month and a half after his return, he was sidelined for a month with a shoulder injury he experienced on his presentation in the District Title with Gloucestershire. In the year and a half since, his responsibility has expanded fundamentally. While he was just a red-competitor at that point, Naseem has turned into an essential bowler for Pakistan across all organizations. He is their most strong bowler since making his ODI debut, with 32 wickets in 14 matches while averaging just shy of 17. However, that responsibility, particularly with somebody as youthful as Naseem, has developed steeply. Since July 2022, just eight quick bowlers have bowled more worldwide conveyances than Naseem's 2246, not a solitary one of them close to as youthful as Naseem. Afridi and Haris Rauf consolidated have just bowled 2732 balls. Furthermore, Naseem has additionally been sought after on the T20 circuit, as of late falling off the LPL. On Friday he was remembered for the SA20 closeout waitlist, a competition he is currently very nearly 100% to miss.