'Yeh match kam khelte hai Aur Injured jyada hote hai' - Fans react as Naseem Shah set to miss first few games of ODI World Cup 2023

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah was recently ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. The team is now crashed out of the tournament.

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'Yeh match kam khelte hai Aur Injured jyada hote hai' - Fans react as Naseem Shah set to miss first few games of ODI World Cup 2023

Naseem Shah with Mohammad Wasim Jr. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Pakistan pacers, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf were ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 ahead of their must-win game against Sri Lanka. During their game against India, both bowlers got injured. Shah, who has carried an injured shoulder since the Lanka Premier League 2023, got injured badly. On the other hand, on the reserve day against India, Rauf pulled his oblique muscle which is why he didn't bowl further.

This led to both players being replaced by Zaman Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani. The former made his ODI debut while Dahani reached Sri Lanka only during the game. In the game, the two-time winners batted first after winning the toss and amassed 252/7. In reply, the home team had a great start but had a few hiccups but managed to chase down the target on the last ball of the game.

With this, India and Pakistan won't play the final of the continental tournament once again. Meanwhile, after the game, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam has confirmed that Shah might miss the first few games during ODI World Cup 2023

"I'll tell you later," 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."

Pakistan's schedule during the ODI World Cupย 

Date Day Match Venue Time (IST)
6-Oct-2023 Friday Pakistan vs Netherlands Hyderabad 2:00 P.M
10-Oct-2023 Tuesday Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Hyderabad 2:00 P.M
14-Oct-2023 Saturday India vs Pakistan Ahmedabad 2:00 P.M
20-Oct-2023 Friday Australia vs Pakistan Bengaluru 2:00 P.M
23-Oct-2023 Monday Pakistan vs Afghanistan Chennai 2:00 P.M
27-Oct-2023 Friday Pakistan vs South Africa Chennai 2:00 P.M
31-Oct-2023 Tuesday Pakistan vs Bangladesh Kolkata 2:00 P.M
4-Nov-2023 Saturday New Zealand vs Pakistan Bengaluru 10:30 A.M
11-Nov-2023 Saturday England vs Pakistan Kolkata 2:00 P.M

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