Shaheen Afridi making progress ahead of planned T20 World Cup comeback

Shaheen Afridi’s restoration from a knee damage has made encouraging progress, with expectations that he might be match sufficient to play for Pakistan on the T20 World Cup in Australia.

Afridi is recovering from a ligament damage to his proper knee sustained whereas fielding in the course of the first Check in opposition to Sri Lanka in Galle in July. On Thursday he was included in Pakistan’s squad for the worldwide match, however not for the previous T20I sequence in opposition to England or the tri-series in New Zealand.

Afridi has been out of motion since that damage as questions have been raised about how the board has dealt with his rehabilitation. He travelled with the crew to the Netherlands for a three-match ODI sequence in August, within the hopes that that he would get better with on-tour rehab. That did not pan out as anticipated, as swelling on his knee began to worsen within the Netherlands and the PCB introduced then that he can be out for 4-6 weeks.

However he was saved with the squad as they travelled to the UAE for the Asia Cup as one other try was made to get his rehab going. However medical scans and reviews confirmed a posterior cruciate ligament damage and it was ultimately determined that he would journey to the UK for additional rehab and work with docs on the PCB medical panel, Physician Zafar Iqbal and Dr Imtiaz Ahmed.

Afridi not too long ago put out a video on social media of him figuring out on the gymnasium. The following step in his restoration is to start out operating and the plan is that he begins bowling once more across the first week of October. He’s anticipated to hitch the Pakistan facet in Brisbane on October 15 forward of the beginning of the T20 World Cup.

That progress has come, nevertheless, amid extra indications of how problematic the rehabilitation has develop into. On Thursday, former captain Shahid Afridi – whose daughter Shaheen is engaged to – revealed on Pakistan’s Sama TV that the quick bowler had flown out to England on his personal expense.

“He has flown out to the UK on his personal ticket, he’s staying there on his personal cash, I organized a health care provider for him there, he contacted him there, the PCB isn’t doing something in all this,” Shahid Afridi mentioned. “So far as I do know he’s doing every part about staying there and coordination with docs.” That model has been confirmed to ESPNcricinfo by sources acquainted with the scenario.

ESPNcricinfo understands that after Shahid Afridi’s feedback, the PCB contacted Shaheen to reassure him that the bills can be reimbursed. The scenario compelled the board to place out a launch late on Thursday the place it acknowledged: “It goes with out saying that the PCB has all the time been and can proceed to be answerable for arranging medical care and rehabilitation of all its gamers requiring any remedy.”

One other Pakistan-contracted participant Fakhar Zaman can be set to depart for London to bear rehabilitation on his knee. He sustained an damage in the course of the Asia Cup ultimate when he landed awkwardly on his proper knee whereas fielding, whiled dominated him out of the house sequence in opposition to England and Pakistan’s 15-man squad for World Cup. He’s, nevertheless, named as a travelling reserve for the world occasion.

“Throughout his [Fakhar] keep in London, the PCB will make all related logistical preparations for Fakhar and he’ll stay underneath the supervision of the PCB Advisory Panel, which incorporates Dr Imtiaz Ahmad and Dr Zafar Iqbal, who’re additionally treating Shaheen Shah Afridi,” the PCB mentioned in assertion. “The PCB can be happy to advise and replace that Shaheen Shah Afridi is making wonderful progress in his rehabilitation in London and is on monitor to make a full restoration in time for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022.”

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