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Pakistan have been given some good news ahead of the World Cup as it has been confirmed that spinner Shadab Khan will be fit for the tournament.
However, now that he is well on his way to recovery, Shadab is ready to make his presence felt at the World Cup.
“I am delighted to know that the blood tests are negative and I can now return to competitive cricket,” he was quoted as by saying by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s website. “I was always very confident that I would fully recover from the viral infection and will be available for the World Cup.
“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.”
After the ongoing ODI series against England, Pakistan will play two World Cup warm-up games against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in Bristol and Cardiff on May 24 and 26 respectively.
They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.