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Star Pacer Naseem Shah Undergoes Successful Shoulder Surgery

Pakistan’s young cricket sensation, Naseem Shah, has successfully undergone shoulder surgery. The fast bowler, who had been ruled out of the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023 due to his injury, is now on the road to recovery.

The news of Shah’s successful surgery was shared by his manager, Moghees Sheikh, on social media. Sheikh mentioned that Shah is in high spirits after the minor procedure on his shoulder. He also requested fans to remember the young pacer in their prayers and assured them that Shah would soon be back in action.

Following the surgery, Shah has been advised to rest and undergo rehabilitation for a period of four to six weeks before returning to the bowling crease. However, due to the severity of his injury, Shah is expected to remain out of action for at least three to four months.

Shah’s injury occurred during the 46th over of Pakistan’s second game against India at the Asia Cup 2023. Following the incident, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a press release stating that Shah had been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

The injury was to a muscle just below his bowling shoulder and was not a recurrence of any previous shoulder injuries. This clarification put to rest any concerns about Shah’s long-term fitness and potential for recurring injuries.

In Shah’s absence, pacer Hasan Ali, who last played an ODI match for Pakistan in 2022 against West Indies in Multan, has been named as his replacement in Pakistan’s World Cup squad.

The ICC World Cup 2023 is set to take place in India with 10 teams vying for the title across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the tournament opener and the final.

The tournament will follow a round-robin format with all teams playing against each other in a total of 45 league matches. The top four teams will qualify for the semifinals, which will be held in Mumbai on November 15 and in Kolkata on November 16. The semi-finals and the final will have reserve days.

Despite the setback, the spirits within the Pakistan camp remain high. The team is hopeful for a strong performance in the World Cup and is looking forward to seeing Shah back on the field soon.

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