Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the remaining two Twenty20s against England, the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Thursday.
Shah was discharged from the hospital on Thursday after being diagnosed with pneumonia and the PCB said the fast bowler was feeling “much better.” He was admitted to hospital late Tuesday night in Lahore with a chest infection and fever.
Alhamdulillah, I am feeling better and recovering well. Thank you for keeping me in your prayers!
May Allah protect us all. Duaon main yaad rakhaye ga!
See you all very soon!
— Naseem Shah (@iNaseemShah) September 29, 2022
Shah is back in the team hotel where he will follow all COVID-19 protocols,” the PCB said in a statement.
Shah played only one game in the seven-match series against England at Karachi before being rested. He returned expensive figures of 0-41 off his four overs in the first match, which England won by six wickets.
Pakistan leads the series 3-2 with back-to-back narrow wins at Karachi and Lahore in the last two games as England couldn’t chase down below-par totals.
The remaining two matches will be played on Friday and Sunday at Lahore.