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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 17): Australia vs Pakistan – Stats Preview

The defending champions Australia will face Pakistan on Wednesday (12th June) in the match 17 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton).

Australia and Pakistan both have played three matches in this tournament. After winning their first two matches of this tournament (against Afghanistan and Windies), Australia suffered a defeat against India.

Meanwhile, after Pakistan suffered a big defeat against Windies, they beat the host England in their second match of this tournament. Their last match against Sri Lanka was abandoned due to rain washout.

Also Read : ICC World Cup 2019: Australia vs Pakistan, Taunton — Australia’s Predicted Playing XI

Ahead of Australia vs Pakistan, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Australia Pakistan
Highest total 373/6 (50 overs) by India against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999
Lowest completed total 172 (41.1 overs) by Afghanistan against New Zealand on 8th June 2019
Highest score 183 by Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999
Best bowling 5.31 by Robin Singh against Sri Lanka on 26th May 1999

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall
Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 4 2 2
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 251.63 (5.37) 276.75 (5.50) 226.5 (5.21)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

 Also Read : ICC World Cup 2019: Match 17, Pakistan vs Australia – Pakistan’s Predicted Playing XI

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Australia -/-
Pakistan -/-

 

Australia vs Pakistan

Stats Total ODIs Australia Won Pakistan Won Tied/No Result
Overall 103 67 32 1/3
At neutral venues 36 24 11 0/1
In England 8 5 3 0/0
At  The Cooper Associates County Ground (Taunton) -/-
In the World Cup 9 5 4 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 9 1 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Australia cricketers’ stats

i) Marcus Stoinis (982 runs) needs to score 18 more runs to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. He has also taken 30 ODI wickets. Till the date, 18 Aussie cricketers have scored 1,000 runs and also taken at least 25 wickets in ODI career.

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Marcus Stoinis (Image Credit: Getty Images)

ii) Opener David Warner (4,470 runs) is 30 runs away to complete his 4,500 ODI runs as an opener. He will be the fourth Australian opening batsman to score 4,500 ODI runs.

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David Warner (Image Credit: Getty Images)

iii) The right-arm pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile (49 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 50 ODI wickets.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile (Image Credit: Getty Images)

 

Pakistan cricketers’ stats

i) Leg-spinner Shadab Khan (49 wickets) needs to take one more wicket to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will become the 11th Pakistan spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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Shadab Khan (Image Credit: Getty Images)

ii) Off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez (245 wickets) needs to take five more wickets to complete his 250 international wickets. As a right-handed batsman, he has also scored 12,021 runs in the international career. With five more wickets, Hafeez will be the fifth overall cricketer and first Pakistan cricketer to score 12,000 international runs as well as to take 250 international wickets.

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Mohammad Hafeez (Image Credit: Google)

iii) Senior cricketer Shoaib Malik (96 catches) needs to take four more catches to complete his 100 ODI catches. Malik will be the fourth Pakistan non-wicketkeeper to take 100 or more ODI catches.

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Shoaib Malik (Image Credit: Google)
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 11): Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – Stats Preview

On Friday (7th June), Pakistan and Sri Lanka will meet at County Ground (Bristol) in the match 11 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka both have played two matches in this tournament where they lost their respective first matches but won their respective second matches. After losing against Windies, Pakistan beat the host side England in this ongoing tournament. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka suffered a defeat against New Zealand but then achieved a thrilling victory in the rain-interrupted low-scoring game against Afghanistan.

Ahead of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (County Ground, Bristol)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Pakistan Sri Lanka
Highest total 369/9 (50 overs) by England against West Indies on 24th September 2017 358/9 (50 overs) against England on 14th May 2019 248/9 (50 overs) against England on 26th June 2016
Lowest completed total 92 (24.5 overs) by Zimbabwe against England on 6th July 2003 229/8 (50 overs) against West Indies on 16th May 1999 206 (56.1 overs) against New Zealand on 13th June 1983
Highest score 151 by Imam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) against England on 14th May 2019 151 by Imam-ul-Haq against England on 14th May 2019 66 by Kumar Sangakkara against India on 11th July 2002
Best bowling 5/25 by Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) against Sri Lanka on 13th June 1983 3/13 by Abdul Razzaq against West Indies on 16th May 1999 2/30 by Ashantha de Mel against New Zealand on 13th June 1983

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 17 7 10
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 233.06 (5.25) 242.44 (5.19) 223.12 (5.34)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 10 4 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 238.10 (5.44) 245.60 (5.34) 230.60 (5.54)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at County Ground (Bristol)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Pakistan 2 1 1 0/0
Sri Lanka 3 0 2 0/1

 

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

Stats Total ODIs Pakistan Won Sri Lanka Won Tied/No Result
Overall 153 90 58 1/4
At neutral venues 84 56 26 1/1
In England 4 4 0 0/0
At  County Ground (Bristol) -/-
In the World Cup 7 7 0 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 8 2 0/0

 

Players’ stats

Pakistan cricketers’ stats

i) Mohammad Hafeez (245 wickets) is five wickets away to complete his 250 international wickets. He will be the fifth cricketer to score 12,000 international runs as well as to take 250 international wickets. The right-handed batsman has already scored 12,021 runs in the international career.

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Mohammad Hafeez

ii) Shoaib Malik (96 catches) is four catches away to complete his 100 ODI catches. Till the date, three Pakistan non-wicketkeepers have taken 100+ ODI catches.

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Shoaib Malik

iii) Shadab Khan (49 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will be the 11th Pakistan spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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Shadab Khan

 

Sri Lanka cricketers’ stats

i) Angelo Mathews (11,990 runs) is ten runs behind to reach the 12,000 runs milestone in the international career. He will be the eighth batsman to score 12,000 international runs for Sri Lanka.

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Angelo Mathews

ii) Nuwan Pradeep (46 wickets) is four wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets.

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Nuwan Pradeep

iii) Lasith Malinga (523 wickets) is three wickets behind to become the third most wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in international cricket history. At present, Muttiah Muralitharan (1,331 wickets), Chaminda Vaas (760 wickets) and Rangana Herath (525 wickets) have taken more international wickets for Sri Lanka than Malinga.

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Lasith Malinga

iv) Lasith Malinga (46 wickets) is four wickets away to complete his 50 wickets in Cricket World Cup. Only two Sri Lankan bowlers have taken more wickets than Lasith Malinga in the Cricket World Cup and they are Muttiah Muralitharan (68 wickets) and Chaminda Vass (49 wickets).

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Jason Holder (Windies captain) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (Pakistan captain) - Image Credit: Google

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Match 2): Pakistan vs Windies – Stats Preview

On day two of 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup (31st May 2019), Pakistan and Windies will face each other at Trent Bridge (Nottingham). It will be their opening match of this tournament. So, both are looking for a good start in this edition.

After winning the first two Cricket World Cup editions (1975 and 1979), Windies have never achieved any other CWC success. Meanwhile, Pakistan has won one CWC and that was in 1992.

Ahead of their tournament opener, let’s look at some crucial stats preview of this match.

Venue stats (Trent Bridge, Nottingham)

Important ODI stats

Stats Overall Pakistan Windies
Highest total 481/6 (50 overs) by England against Australia on 19th June 2018 340/7 (50 overs) against England on 17th May 2019 289/5 (50 overs) against England on 7th July 2007
Lowest completed total 83 (23 overs) by South Africa against England on 26th August 2008 165 (46.1 overs) against England on 20th August 1992 179 (48.3 overs) against England on 2nd June 1984
Highest score 171 by Alex Hales (England) against Pakistan on 30th August 2016 115 by Babar Azam against England on 17th May 2019 82* by Runako Morton and 82 by Chris Gayle both against England on 7th July 2007
Best bowling 6/25 by Kuldeep Yadav (India) against England on 12th July 2018 6/59 by Waqar Younis against Australia on 19th June 2001 4/40 by Daren Powell against England on 7th July 2007

 

Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting

Overall

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 42 18 24
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 238.42 (4.92) 257.74 (5.05) 219.16 (4.77)

In last 10 completed ODIs

Stats Total 1st batting 2nd batting
Wins 9 3 6
Innings average* (Average run-rate)* 281.80 (6.26) 303.80 (6.21) 259.80 (6.31)

(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, incomplete innings have been excluded)

(Special Note: Overall – In addition, two more ODIs had the tie results at this venue; In last 10 completed ODIs – In addition, one had the tie result at this venue)

 

Teams stats

Teams’ ODI records at Trent Bridge (Nottingham)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
Pakistan 13 7 6 0/0
Windies 7 5 1 0/1

 

Pakistan vs Windies

Stats Total ODIs Pakistan Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
Overall 133 60 70 3/0
At neutral venues 74 34 40 0/0
In England 6 1 5 0/0
At Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
In the World Cup 10 3 7 0/0
In last 10 ODIs 10 7 2 1/0

 

 

Players’ stats

Pakistan cricketers’ stats

i) The right-arm pacer Hasan Ali will play his 50th ODI.

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Hasan Ali (Image Credits: Getty Images)

ii) The leg-spinner Shadab Khan (47 wickets) is three wickets away to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will be the 11th Pakistan spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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Shadab Khan (Image Credit: Google)

iii) With four more catches, Shoaib Malik (96 catches) will complete his 100 ODI catches. He will be the fourth Pakistan non-wicketkeeper to take 100 or more ODI catches.

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Shoaib Malik (Image Credit: Google)

 

Windies cricketers’ stats

i) Andre Russell (998 runs) is two runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs. Russell will be the 11th Windies cricketer and 100th overall cricketer to score 1,000 ODI runs as well as to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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Andre Russell (Image Credit: Reuters)

ii) The off-spinner Ashley Nurse (49 wickets) needs to take one more wicket to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will be the sixth Windies spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets.

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Ashley Nurse

iii) Chris Gayle (944 runs) is 56 runs away to complete his 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup history. After Brian Lara (1,225 runs) and Sir Viv Richards (1,013 runs), Gayle will be the third Caribbean cricketer to score 1,000 runs in Cricket World Cup for Windies.

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Chris Gayle

iv) Chris Gayle (119 catches) needs to take two more catches to become the most ODI catch-taker for Windies as a non-wicketkeeper. Only the former Windies cricketer Carl Hopper is ahead of Gayle with 120 ODI catches as a non-wicketkeeper.

 

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Shadab Khan will play his first World Cup. Credit: Getty Images
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ICC World Cup 2019: Shadab Khan Admits Pakistan Bowlers Lack in Rhythm

Young leg-spinner Shadab Khan believes Pakistan is capable of doing well at the ICC World Cup 2019. He also conceded that the Men in Green bowlers are struggling to deliver as per the expectations which have somewhat dent the morale of the team, of late.

PCB has recently cleared to feature in the ODI showpiece after suffering from an illness due to a virus. Pertinently, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has revealed that Shadab has recovered in time to feature in the much-awaited World Cup. However, he is ready to make most of his maiden World Cup stint.

“Now, I am heading towards the World Cup. Since we are going there regularly from the last three years, it isn’t really difficult to acclimatise with the condition. All I have to do is get in my rhythm. Otherwise, you are mentally prepared for the challenge,” Shadab told the ICC.

Earlier, he was ruled out of the One-off Ireland game and England series. However, now the spin specialist is virus-free to lead Pakistan’s spin attack at the forthcoming World Cup scheduled to commence from May 30.

Pakistan good based on skills: Shadab Khan

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Pakistan will play Windies on 31st of May. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

While speaking to the ICC, Shadab is convinced that Pakistan’s ability will help the team to do wonders during the ODI showpiece. He admitted the fact that the team is not doing well. But, they’ve played decent cricket in the recent past.

“Our team has 100% skills to do well in the World Cup. They are struggling, [but] so are other teams in many ways. They are playing good cricket overall,” Shadab added.

The 20-year-old Mianwali bowler stated the bowling has looked off-colour but is hopeful on seeing the bowling unit clicking at the earliest. He added their bowling is capable of helping their team to win games.

He added the pressure is different for the mega event than the regular bilateral series.

“Bowlers are not doing well. They are actually not in the rhythm required. But once they start clicking, we will start winning games. When you are missing your four key players, it becomes increasingly tough. But there is a difference between pressure for a [bilateral] series and a World Cup, he said.

It’s a good sign to see batsmen delivering: Shadab Khan

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Imam-Ul-Haq celebrates his ton against England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

On the other hand, despite bowlers leaking runs in the middle overs, Shadab is happy as batters are performing for the team.

“Nowadays, you have to take wickets because cricket has become very fast and even 350 isn’t a par score. Yes, we have been struggling with the ball in middle overs, but the way the batsmen are performing, it’s a good sign,” Shadab further said.

The first choice-spinner had featured in the four games during the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy when he eked out for wickets. Thus, he has a fair idea of how things could work in English conditions.

“I have already played in a competitive tournament, the Champions Trophy, which we won. Even though we lost few games, I know how to adapt to a big tournament,” he concluded.

Shadab has featured in 34 ODIs to claim 47 wickets as his economy read as 4.80. The 20-year-old bowler has also emerged as a swifter mover on the field who also has the knack to bat well at the lower batting order.

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Shadab Khan (Image Credit: Getty Images)
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ICC World Cup 2019: I was Hopeful of Making the Cut as the Virus in My Blood Was at Its Initial Stage Says Shadab Khan

Young 20 years old Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan feels that he is ready for the challenge which awaits him in the upcoming 2019 World Cup which is slated to be played in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July. Shadab Khan needs to be mentally prepared for what lies ahead in the showpiece event.

The youngster was forced to miss the ODI series in Ireland and England which was the last preparatory series for Pakistan ahead of the quadrennial event. He had to miss the series owing to a virus found in his blood during a medical routine check-up. However, he has totally recovered from the illness and is expected to play a part for Pakistan in the World Cup.

“I was always very much hopeful because the viral found in my blood was at its initial stage,” said Shadab Khan as quoted by Cricbuzz. “With two weeks of medicine, it’s clear out of my blood. Now I am heading towards the World Cup. Since we are going there regularly from last 3 years and it isn’t really difficult to acclimatise with the condition. All I have to do is get in my rhythm otherwise you are mentally prepared for the challenge.

“I have already played in a competitive tournament – champions trophy – which we won. Even though we lost few games, I know how to adapt myself in a big tournament.”

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Shadab Khan was initially picked in the Pakistan 15 member squad for the tour of Ireland and England. There were doubts over his health and missing out on a World Cup squad was looming large. However, reports claim that he has totally recovered and should be part of the 15 member Pakistan World Cup squad.

Speaking about the particular scenario, Shadab Khan said it was frustrating to know that he had contacted virus in his blood but he said that his friends and teammates were very helpful during that difficult period.

“When you suddenly get to know that you have viral in your blood so naturally I got frustrated but my teammates and friends have been very supportive. I had a strong belief that whatever happens, happens for a reason and for good. I was tensed up on the first day but then I told my friends that whatever happened it is done and if anything good happens it will happen. So I asked them to avoid talking to me about it.”

In the absence of Shadab Khan, it was Yasir Shah who was brought in and was included in the playing XI for the first two ODI’s. However, after a below-par performance in the 2nd ODI, he was dropped from the 3rd ODI as Pakistan lost both the matches despite scoring more than 350 runs in both the matches. However, Shadab Khan didn’t speak much on that aspect but said that taking wickets will be crucial for them if they hope to stand a chance in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales.

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Shadab Khan is suffering from a virus. Credit: Getty Images

“Nowadays you have to take wickets because cricket became very fast and even 350 isn’t a par score,” he said. “Yes, we have been struggling with the ball in middle over but the way batting is performing its a good sign. No doubt we lost the games but we put a good fight and played competitive cricket which gives a lot of boost to the team. Pakistan anyway still hold an ability to win the following games.

“Our team has 100 percent skills to do well in the World Cup. They are struggling (but) so are other teams in many ways. They are playing good cricket overall. Bowlers are not doing well, they are actually not in the rhythm required but once they start clicking we will start winning the games. When you missing out your four key players, it becomes increasingly tough. But there is a difference between pressure for a (normal bilateral) series and a World Cup. So I am optimistic about our chances there and we will try to win the World Cup.”

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Shadab Khan (Image Credit: Getty Images)
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ICC World Cup 2019: Shadab Khan Deemed Fit for Showpiece Event

Pakistan leg-spinner Shadad Khan has been deemed fit for the upcoming 2019 World Cup after his latest test results. It showed that there were zero viral loads in his blood. He was included in the preliminary World Cup squad but went onto miss the ODI series against England after contracting a virus as per reports in the Cricbuzz.

The Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed also confirmed about Shadab Khan’s participation in the tournament was confirmed during the toss time of the 3rd ODI between Pakistan and England. Shadab Khan will now fly to England on Thursday where he is expected to consult a doctor. He will subsequently join the Pakistan team in Bristol on 20th May (Monday).

The availability of Shadab Khan in the World Cup warm-up matches remains to be decided in the basis of his fitness and what decision the team management takes before the start of the match. It was revealed by a press release from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket,” Shadab Khan said after returning to the Pakistan fold. “I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the viral infection and will be available for the World Cup.

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Shadab Khan is suffering from a virus. Credit: Getty Images

“Having played and won the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, I understand the importance, flavour and glamour of global events and what success in such events mean to the players and the public. I am looking forward to featuring in the World Cup and will leave no stone unturned in helping Pakistan put up a strong show.

“It has been difficult to stay away from international cricket and watch Pakistan play outstandingly – both in Cardiff and Southampton. As a professional cricketer, you want to be part of such games. In both the matches, Pakistan have shown their capability and ability, and I am sure with some fine tuning, we will be ready to take on the world.”

The 20-year-old leg-spinner took a blood test and PCB official confirmed on Tuesday morning that his availability was subject to the medical board and can be revealed only after the results come out. Yasir Shah was considered a possible back up for the leg spinner’s role. Meanwhile, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is confident of the fact that Shadab Khan will be available for the first game against Windies on 31st May.

“Shadab’s inclusion also balances what is a young but extremely talented squad. I understand it will take Shadab some time to be back at his brilliant best as he has not played cricket for a few weeks, but our first game is on 31 May and he has got two weeks to regain complete form and fitness,” Arthur said.

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Shadab Khan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

“He is a brave lad and the way he has fought back to regain fitness is a testament to his attitude and approach, which gives us the encouragement that he will be hopefully available for selection for our World Cup opener.”

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Shadab Khan will play his first World Cup. Credit: Getty Images
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Pakistan’s Shadab Khan is on Medication Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019

Pakistan premium leg-spinner Shadab Khan is racing against the time in a bid to feature in the forthcoming ICC World Cup 2019. The exciting cricketer Shadab had undergone a couple of tests in London before doctors prescribed medication owing to a 14-day course.

The London-based doctors advised the 20-year-old Mianwali-born Shadab to take a complete rest.

Earlier, the Board has availed the services of hepatologist and gastroenterology specialist.

Meanwhile, the promising bowler will return to Pakistan before undergoing tests in May. Recently, a virus was detected after giving blood samples.

He has to determine his fitness before flying to the United Kingdom (UK).

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Since April 7, 2017, Shadab has bagged 47 wickets in 34 ODIs. (Credits: Getty)

Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named Shadab in the 2019 World Cup squad apart from the upcoming limited-overs series against England.

Shadab made the cut in both squads before being left out for the England series. The senior leg-spinner Yasir Shah has replaced Shadab for the limited-overs.

However, ace pacer Mohammad Amir is a back-up player alongside Asif Ali for the mega ICC event.

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Shadab has picked a four-for in his ODI career. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

The frontline spinner will miss the forthcoming series which is comprised of five ODIs and One-off Twenty20 International. The competition will get underway from May 5 until May 19.

Over the past couple of years, Shadab had played a pivotal role for the Men in Green. His exclusion would further create problems for Pakistan given to his potential as a three-dimensional player.

Besides, the PCB is hopeful that their lead spinner will recover well in time.

It becomes pertinent that PCB can pick players until May 23 which is a deadline set by the world cricket governing body ICC.

However, beyond that particular date, the technical committee of the ICC will take decisions regarding any sort of replacements within distinct teams for the quadrennial event.

The ODI showpiece will run between May 30 and July 14 in England and Wales. The much-awaited cricketing carnival will kick-off with England and South Africa game at the Kennington Oval in London.

Meanwhile, the Men in Green will face the Windies in Cardiff on May 31st.

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Shadab Khan Ruled Out Of England Tour Due To Health Issues

Ahead of the forthcoming T20I and ODI series against England and the succeeding World Cup, Pakistan has suffered a big blow. Their star spinner Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series against England due to health issues, confirmed Pakistan Cricket Board on Sunday. Pakistan’s chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq Sunday said Shadab’s blood reports  were not satisfactory and consequently the player has been ruled out of the series.

While confirming the news, PCB stated that Shadab will need at least four weeks to recover from the illness.

“Wrist spinner 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,” read a statement from PCB.

Pakistan will play a solitary T20I and five ODIs against England between May 5 to 19. Pakistan will then play two warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh before starting their World Cup campaign on May 31 against West Indies.

With Shadab set to be sidelined for at least a month, he is unlikely to have any game-time experience just before the World Cup. The spinner has been included in Pakistan’s World Cup squad and is likely to spearhead Pakistan’s spin attack in England.

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Shadab Khan (Credits: Getty)

Media reports in Pakistan suggest that the PCB would set up Shadab’s appointment with specialists in England to help him fully recover. Details about Shadab’s replacement will be announced in due course. Pakistan, meanwhile, can make changes to their World Cup squad until May 23 without the need of taking permission from ICC’s technical committee.

Pakistan squad for England tour:

arfaraz Ahmed (wk, c), Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali

 

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Shadab Khan will play his first World Cup. Credit: Getty Images
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Asia Cup 2018: Shadab Khan Likely to Miss the Next Encounter

Pakistan Cricket team leg-spinner Shadab Khan is likely to miss the Asia Cup Super Four encounter against Afghanistan on September 21 (Friday).

Meanwhile, Shadab sustained a little niggle in the game against India, which they lost by eight wickets. The leg-spinner started the game on a high castling Rohit Sharma’s timber from the first delivery of his spell. However, he didn’t have much role to play as India cruised to victory quite comfortably.

However, Shadab Khan sustained a slight niggle during that game which is likely to keep him away from Pakistan’s first Asia Cup Super Four fixture. Mohammad Nawaz, meanwhile, is likely to come into the equation in place of Shadab Khan.

( MUST READ – Top run scorers of Asia Cup 2018 )

Nawaz, a genuine all-rounder can contribute to all the departments. Although he is new to international cricket, he has shown enough prospect to shine in this type of high-voltage games.

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The Green Caps, meanwhile, will have to regroup themselves after their recent snubbing against India. They will face a jubilant Afghanistan side, who have defeated both the sides, who are above in the rankings. The team, regarding personnel, is brilliant. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are top picks as openers, and in Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik and captain Ahmed himself, there’s enough in the tank there.

The bowling unit looks as impressive as ever. Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Shinwari and Faheem Ashraf the main pacers and Shadab Khan the outstanding spin frontman.

It’s a superb team, capable of great things. But so are Afghanistan, and this should be an outstanding contest between two units with great talent and ability.

 

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ICC Test Rankings: Jos Buttler Gain Big, Shadab Khan Also Move Up in Batsmen’s Rankings

The England and Pakistan batsmen have paid the price for their poor show in the recently-concluded two-Test series, as they failed to gain anything substantial in the latest ICC rankings.

The series witnessed a total of a modest 1526 runs in seven innings for the fall of 61 wickets.

Pakistan took the lead by winning the opener by nine wickets before the hosts thrashed the visitors by an innings and 55 runs to square the series.

The biggest gainers among the batsmen were Jos Buttler and Shadab Khan. Both the players were the only half-centurions in the second Test at Headingley.

Buttler, who was making a comeback in the Test team, starred with the bat for the hosts. After scoring 14 in the first innings at Lord’s, he scored a fighting 67. However, that half-century had gone in vain. The right-handed batsman then slammed a stroke-filled 80 not out in the second Test to lay the foundation for England’s big win.

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The twin fifties have helped Buttler move up 19 spots in the rankings to No. 63. Impressive newcomer Dominic Bess jumped 23 spots to take the 92nd position. He had scored a fighting 57 and had put on 126 runs with Buttler in the second innings at Lord’s. He then followed it up with a 49-run knock in the second Test.

Azhar Ali, who started the series with a fifty, dropped four spots to No. 15 after managing just 17 runs in the following three innings.

His teammate Asad Shafiq also lost ground in the ranking, moving down six spots to 31st. On the other hand, Shadab Khan, who scored 56 in the second Test, gained 22 spots to move to No. 108.

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Among other batsmen, Alastair Cook went up one spot to No. 13, and Jonny Bairstow dropped a position to No. 16.

The batting list is headed by Steven Smith (No.1 with 929 points), Virat Kohli (Mo.2 with 912) and Joe Root (No.3 with 855).

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Among bowlers, James Anderson held on to the second position following returns of 3/43 and 2/35.

His partner, Stuart Broad jumped two places to 12th after taking six for 66 in the match. South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada continues to lead the bowlers’ chart.

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In the team rankings, England lost one point, and Pakistan gained one, but their positions at No. 5 and No. 7, respectively didn’t change. India are still at the top of the rankings.