Pakistan pace sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi has been declared fit for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022, Dawn reported.
Afridi’s recovery also meant that he will be available for the opening encounter against India on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), says PCB boss Ramiz Raja.
The 22-year-old has been out of action from last three months after sustaining a knee injury in Sri Lanka during a Test match.
The left-arm pacer missed the Asia Cup 2022 and England T20Is at home. He is also not part of the ongoing New Zealand T20I tri-series, that include Bangladesh as well.
Speaking to the Pakistan channel Dawn News, PCB chief Ramiz Raja also revealed that leg-spinner Usman Qadir has sustained a hairline fracture in finger.
“Usman Qadir injured, hair line fracture in finger, we will see what option we have, Fakhar Zaman also getting better, I feel he can be very important, but its a call of team management about him and X1” Ramiz Raja told Dawn News.
Babar Azam-led Pakistan will kick off their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against the arch-rivals India on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.