In a recent press conference, Pakistan’s Chief Selector, Wahab Riaz, provided updates on key pacers for the upcoming Test series against Australia. Naseem Shah, recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in the Asia Cup, is anticipated to reach a bowling capacity of 50-60% in the next three weeks. Mohammad Hasnain, who faced elbow issues, has resumed running, sprinting, and bowling activities, with a gradual workload increase over the next couple of weeks. On the other hand, Ihsanullah is still undergoing rehabilitation for his elbow concern.
The 18-man squad for the series was unveiled, with Shan Masood appointed as the team’s captain for the tests beginning in Perth on December 14. Naseem Shah’s progress is crucial, given his absence from the ICC World Cup due to injury.
Riaz’s detailed updates offer fans insight into the recovery trajectories of these players, highlighting the careful approach taken to ensure their fitness and readiness for the challenging series against Australia. As the team prepares for this significant cricketing event, the fans will be closely watching the recuperation of these key players and the overall performance under Shan Masood’s leadership.