Naseem Shah rushed to hospital with viral infection, to miss 5th T20I against England | Cricket News

KARACHI: from Pakistan Naseem Shah will miss the fifth T20I against England in Lahore on Wednesday after the pacer was rushed to hospital the day before the match with a serious virus infection.
Naseem was due to feature in the fifth T20I but the youngster had to be hospitalized late on Tuesday night after his health deteriorated.
Although he feels better, his continued participation in the series is in doubt.
“He was taken to hospital with a viral infection but he is feeling better now,” said the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.
“He will not play tonight and any decision as to whether he will play the remaining matches will be taken on the advice of the medical committee,” the statement added.
A source close to the team said dengue fever tests had been carried out as the mosquito-borne infection had been rampant in the city since last month, with thousands of cases being reported daily.
The source added that Naseem had been complaining of chest pains and fever since Tuesday after the team reached Lahore from Karachi with the seven-game series tied at 2-2.
Naseem had played the first game of the series before missing the last three games.
The 21-year-old has been the Pakistani bowler in the absence of pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi, who has been out of action since mid-July with a knee injury.
Shaheen and Naseem have both been named in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup squad.

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