Ought to secondary outcomes again up the preliminary ones, Naseem could possibly be an extended layoff. His participation within the Check collection in Australia on the flip of the 12 months is unsure, and he might additionally miss the following Pakistan Tremendous League.
Naseem’s absence from the World Cup, in addition to the next collection in Australia, will come as an enormous blow for Pakistan. Over the previous 12 months, Naseem has gone from a red-ball specialist to an all-format bowler for Pakistan, and on present kind, is the most effective of Pakistan’s much-vaunted triumvirate of Naseem, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.
The PCB is predicted to make an official determination as soon as they’ve outcomes from his secondary scans in a couple of days. He was changed on the Asia Cup by Zaman Khan, whereas Mohammad Hasnain, one other potential substitute, is at the moment additionally injured.
Naseem has had damage points in these early levels of his profession. A again damage he sustained one 12 months into his worldwide profession, when he was 17, stored him out of cricket for 14 months. Six weeks after his return, he was sidelined for a month with a shoulder damage he suffered on his debut within the County Championship with Gloucestershire.
Within the 18 months since, his workload has elevated considerably. Whereas he was solely a red-ball participant on the time, Naseem has turn into a vital bowler for Pakistan throughout all codecs. He’s their most potent bowler since making his ODI debut, with 32 wickets in 14 matches whereas averaging just below 17.