Shaheen Shah Afridi ruled out of Asia Cup 2022

Xtra Time Web Desk: In major blow to Pakistan cricket team, Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2022. Shaheen had suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle last month.

In a statement, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Shaheen has been advised four to six weeks of rest by the body’s medical advisory committee and independent specialists following the latest scans and reports.

The young pacer is expected to return to competitive cricket in October with the New Zealand T20I tri-series, which will be followed by the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022.

Shaheen will stay with the squad to complete his rehabilitation. His replacement for the ACC T20 Asia Cup will be announced shortly. The Pakistan side will arrive in Dubai from Rotterdam on Monday.