Shadab Khan was included in Pakistan's final World Cup squad as the first choice of spinner. Along with great intelligent legspin bowling, the batting in the one-day cricket also went up to seven-eight and the batting also brought in additional usefulness. But the 21-year-old leg-spinner got a deadly bad news a few days ago. Before going to play one-day series against England, Shadab got out of the team Blood tests show that the spinner has been infected with hepatitis C virus. Pakistan's selectors and team management are worried about the team's best spinner being infected with hepatitis.
But the team has got a good news on Tuesday. A new blood test report has found that the star spinner is now completely free from hepatitis 'C' virus. On Monday, the blood of the Shadab was tested again. Yesterday the results of the report came in hand. The report comes from Negative, that is, no sample of hepatitis 'C' virus was found in the blood of Shadab. As a result, the Pakistan team will be able to get rid of a lot of anxiety before the World Cup. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the news of Shadab's fit through a statement.
"I am very happy to know that the results of the blood test have been negative," said Shadab, who is excited about getting the good news before the World Cup. I can now return to competitive cricket again. I always had the belief that I can recover from the virus's infection and play in the World Cup.
Pakistan will play their first match against the West Indies in the World Cup on May 31. The PCB said Shadab Khan will be able to play from the first match. Shadab will go to London on Thursday. She will go there and show her doctor on May 20 in Bristol to join the team. Pakistan will have two warm-up matches in Afghanistan on May 24 and the World Cup against Bangladesh on May 26. If he is fit and if he wants the team management, he is likely to play in the two matches.
Shadab Khan has played 34 ODIs so far in Pakistan. Right-arm leg-spin bowling has taken 33 wickets at 27.74 average. Along with the bat, he scored an average of 29.40, including three half-centuries, to the end. In addition to batting and bowling, this cricketer who is used to make great fielding is considered as the best fielder of Pakistan in recent times. The champion, who won the Champions Trophy in England in 2017, was an important member of the Pakistan team.