Pakistan’s young leg-spinner, Shadab Khan has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C Virus and has been ruled out from the upcoming England series that is to start from May 5.
Inzamam Ul Haq announced the unfortunate news on Sunday that the board conducted blood test of Khan and the result showed that he is suffering from the disease.
“Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series against England after tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks,” the chief selector announced.
Haq hopes that the 20-year-old will recover ahead of the World Cup, however, his replacement will soon be announced for the England series.
The management can make any change in the 15-member World Cup squad by May 23. “The deadline to make changes to our World Cup squad is at least another five to six weeks away,” he said.
The leg-spinner has been an integral part of Pakistan’s limited-overs squad since he made his international in 2017. He was a part of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy squad as well.
Khan has represented Pakistan in five Tests, 34 ODIs and 32 T20Is, where he has hunted 12, 44 and 47 batsmen respectively. He has also scored three half-centuries in both Tests and ODIs.