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Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan advised complete rest ahead of World Cup

The 20-year-old has been suffering from a viral for over a week now. Due to his illness, he has been ruled out of Pakistan's upcoming limited-overs series against England

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Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan
Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan (Photo: @76Shadabkhan)

Named in Pakistan's 15-man contingent, leg-spinner Shadab Khan, who is recovering from a virus, has been advised complete rest, even as he has completed a two-week medication course.

The 20-year-old has been suffering from a viral for over a week now. Due to his illness, he has been ruled out of Pakistan's upcoming limited-overs series against England, ICC reported.

Shadab, who was replaced by fellow leg-spinner Yasir Shah, failed a blood test two days after the announcement of the squad. The Cricket Board (PCB) arranged for an appointment with a London-based gastroenterology and hepatology specialist.

Shadab will return home from London and go through another round of blood tests in Lahore over the next month, which will determine his fitness for the 50-over prestigious event in England.

PCB have time until May 23 to name a replacement without seeking prior permission from the ICC. Following the deadline, the board would have to go through the tournament's event technical committee for all changes.

will play against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in the warm-ups before opening its campaign against West Indies on May 31 at

First Published: Sun, April 28 2019. 14:00 IST