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Pakistan's Shadab ruled out of England series

AFP  |  Lahore 

Pakistan's fast-rising leg-spinner Khan was ruled out of next month's series against England with a virus, leaving him in doubt for

The 20-year-old is a key wicket taking option for in the ten-team in England and that starts May 30.

Board (PCB) said the spinner will receive treatment in UK.

"Shadab's blood tests have revealed (a) virus and doctors have advised him a four week rest," it said in a statement.

"is out of the five-match one-day series against England and a Twenty20 match (also against England)," it added.

The team will fly to England on Tuesday and play a five-match one-day series against the number one ranked home team, starting May 5.

The PCB said will meet with specialists in England to help him fully recover for opener against the on May 31 at

Shadab has played 34 one-day internationals, 32 Twenty20 matches and five Test matches in a promising career that started in 2017.

"The selectors have already included and as additional players to the 15-player World Cup squad," the PCB said.

Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq described Shadab's loss as "bad news", adding her hopes the spinner will be ready for the tournament.

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First Published: Sun, April 21 2019. 14:35 IST