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Babar Azam provides injury update on key duo ahead of World Cup

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Babar provides injury update on key duo ahead of World Cup

The Backbone of Pakistan's Batting Lineup

Babar Azam, the current captain of the Pakistan cricket team, is undoubtedly one of the most talented batsmen in the modern era. His elegant stroke play and ability to anchor the innings make him the backbone of Pakistan’s batting lineup.

The Injury Concerns: Duo Under the Spotlight

Shaheen Afridi: The Spearhead of Pakistan's Bowling

Shaheen Afridi, the tall left-arm pacer, has emerged as a genuine match-winner for Pakistan. His ability to swing the ball both ways and extract bounce from any surface has troubled the best batsmen in the world.

Shadab Khan: The Spin Sensation

Shadab Khan, the crafty leg-spinner, adds variety to Pakistan’s bowling attack. His wily spin and ability to pick crucial wickets in the middle overs make him an essential asset for the team.

Babar's Statement: A Glimpse into the Situation

Amid the speculations and concerns surrounding Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan’s fitness, Babar Azam addressed the media with an injury update. The captain’s statement shed light on the current status of the duo.

Shaheen Afridi's Injury

Babar Azam confirmed that Shaheen Afridi had been nursing a minor ankle sprain during a practice session. However, he reassured fans that Afridi was responding well to treatment and was expected to be match-fit before the World Cup kick-off.

The Impact on Pakistan's Campaign

Babar's Confidence

Babar Azam expressed his confidence in the team’s ability to adapt and perform under any circumstances. He emphasized the importance of unity and team spirit, stating that every player in the squad was prepared to step up if needed.

“I’ll tell you later,” Babar 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 (how long) the recovery, but in my opinion, Naseem Shah also (will be) in the World Cup later on. But let’s see.”


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