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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is hoping that spinner Shadab Khan will be fit in time for the World Cup, which begins in England and Wales next month.
Shadab is in a race against time to be fit for the tournament as he was diagnosed with a virus, which, according to reports, is Hepatitis C.
The 20-year-old will be out of action for at least four weeks and has already been ruled out of the limited overs series against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Yasir Shah will replace Shadab for the series against England.
However, given that Shadab is a specialist spinner and a handy batsman lower down the order, Sarfraz is desperate to see him make a full recovery prior to the start of the World Cup.
“I am hopeful that Shadab will be part of the team for the World Cup,” he was quoted as saying by PakPassion.
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.