Naseem Shah diagnosed with pneumonia, to miss remainder of T20 series against England | Cricket News

KARACHI: Young Pakistani fast bowler Naseem Shah was left out of the remaining matches of the T20 International Series against England after doctors confirmed he had contracted pneumonia and would remain hospitalized.
The 21-year-old was due to feature in the fifth T20I but the youngster had to be hospitalized late on Tuesday night after complaining of chest pains, difficulty breathing and a cough.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said on Wednesday that Naseem’s participation in a three-nation tournament in New Zealand followed by the World Cup will also be advised by the medical panel who will monitor his recovery.
Naseem only played the first game of the seven-game series against England in Karachi and was then rested for the next three games.
“Naseem has been diagnosed with pneumonia and the medical panel is monitoring him now. They will decide on his future appearance in matches and accompanying the team to New Zealand,” the PCB said.
Pakistan are already without their first fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridiwho has been out of action since mid-July with a knee injury and is currently undergoing rehabilitation in the UK.
Both Shaheen and Naseem were named at the World Cup in Pakistan, while Naseem is also expected to accompany the squad to New Zealand.
Medical experts say recovery from pneumonia varies as a patient can be back to normal work within a week or two or it can take them four to six weeks to fully recover as the disease affects the lungs.
Patients recovering from pneumonia are known to complain of fatigue and exhaustion even for two to three months after recovery.

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