Shadab Khan declared fit to play for World Cup

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However, Shadab's appearances in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 warm-up matches, scheduled for 24 and 26 May against Afghanistan and Bangladesh respectively, are subject to his fitness and the team management's decision.

Pakistan announced their World Cup team last month, but they are allowed to make changes without permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC) until May 23.

He said it was hard for him to stay away from global cricket and watch Pakistan play outstandingly - both in Cardiff and Southampton. "His presence in the dressing room and on the field of play keeps the side geared up and motivated", said the coach. "Shadab's inclusion also balances what is a young but extremely talented squad", Arthur said. "I understand it will take Shadab some time to be back at his brilliant best as he has not played cricket for a few weeks, but our first game is on 31st May and he has got two weeks to regain complete form and fitness".

Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has admitted that some players "are still in with a shout" in regards to the finalised World Cup squad.

Consultations will continue with Dr Patrick Kennedy, a renowned specialist in liver disease among sportsmen, before his return to action is signed off.