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'Yea buri khabar hain'- Fans react as Naseem Shah set to miss initial matches of World Cup 2023

Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2023. He picked up a shoulder injury while bowling against India.

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Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2023. He picked up a shoulder injury while bowling against India in the Super 4 match of the ongoing Asia Cup. Pakistan captain Babar Azam has hinted that a right-arm fast bowler might miss some matches of the World Cup as well.

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The skipper's message came after Pakistan was knocked out of Asia Cup 2023 on Thursday. Hence, the management called up Zaman Khan as an injury replacement. Pakistan lost by two wickets in an important match against Sri Lanka.

Naseem Shah also... they have a couple of miss matches, I don't know the recovery: Babar Azam

Babar stated that Haris Rauf's injury wasn't as major as Naseem's and that he should recover in time for the World Cup. He said, "Not telling you our Plan B now. But yes, Haris Rauf is not bad. He's just got a little bit of a side strain, but he's recovering before the World Cup. Naseem Shah also... they have a couple of miss matches, I don't know the recovery , but in my opinion, Naseem Shah also in the World Cup later on. But let's see."

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Talking about the match he said, "We just decided to bowl our best overs and asked Shaheen to bowl the second last over and believed in Zaman. Sri Lanka played very well, better cricket than us. We have not been up to the mark in the bowling and fielding. That is why we lost the match. In the middle overs, we did not bowl well. That partnership cost us. We started well, ended well, but middle overs were not great. We have lacked that."

Team doctor Sohail Saleem said, "These two fast bowlers are our assets and the teamโ€™s medical panel will provide them the best possible care ahead of the all-important World Cup." Pakistan will play their World Cup opener clash against Netherlands, which will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.

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