Shaheen Afridi might miss the England and New Zealand series due to a worsening knee condition

Pakistan will be without Shaheen Shah Afridi for an extended period of time. After he damaged his right knee again in the Men’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday in Melbourne. Although an official diagnosis is not expect until Pakistan returns to Pakistan. Afridi is unlikely to be available for the home Tests against England and New Zealand this season.

In any event, Afridi was anticipate to miss the England Test series, which begins early next month. That was part of a cautious recovery from the first knee injury. Which in turn him out for three and a half months and was also sustain while fielding during a Test against Sri Lanka in Galle in July.

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Pakistan’s premier expects to remain out of commission for a significant amount of time.

His rehabilitation finish in time for the World Cup, and he began Pakistan’s campaign gently, finding his way back into shape. He seemed to be back by the final, with results of 4 for 22 against Bangladesh, 3 for 14 against South Africa, 3 for 24 against New Zealand in the semi-final, and 1 for 13 against England until the injury. He was Pakistan’s joint-highest wicket-taker in the competition, with 11 wickets.

This injury, like the last one, occurr when he was fielding during the 13th over of England’s chase. On this instance, he sprinted in at long-off to hang on to a fine opportunity from Harry Brook in the final at the MCG. He damaged his knee when slipped down to grab on and was instantly in pain. The team’s physio and doctor assisted him in leaving the field. He returned an over, ran in cautiously to put down one delivery, but was unable to continue.

His right knee is now thought to be braced. The PCB stated that it will take some time to thoroughly assess the damage before offering any details. Today, Afridi and the rest of the Pakistan squad will return home through Dubai. Haris Rauf is expected to have his first taste of red-ball cricket as Shahid Afridi’s successor.

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