Naseem Expected To Be Ruled Out Of CWC 2023: What Are The Replacements Of Naseem Shah For The World Cup 2023?

Naseem Expected To Be Ruled Out Of CWC 2023:

According to the latest reports from ESPN cricinfo, Naseem Shah is expected to be ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 because of his shoulder injury.

The injury of Naseem Shah that he sustained in the Asia Cup match against India seems to be serious and he needs around 5-6 months to recover from the injury.

The reports of the secondary scan will decide the future of Naseem Shah regarding his participation in the ICC World Cup 2023.

Replacements Of Naseem Shah For The World Cup 2023:

Even though we know that Naseem Shah is a highly talented fast bowler, and in the current Pakistani setup no one is better than him.

But we had to pick a replacement in case Naseem Shah is not fit for the World Cup 2023. So, let’s take a look at the best possible options Pakistan can pick for CWC 2023.

The other options that can be picked in the World Cup 2023 if Naseem Shah is not fit are Ihsanullah, Muhammad Hasnain, Zaman Khan, and Hassan Ali.


These two pacers are one of the fastest in the bowling lot of Pakistan but according to the latest news, Ihsanullah and Muhammad Hasnain both are not available because of their fitness issues.

Ihsanullah is still recovering after the injury and after a succesful surgery, he is now advised a two month rest before bowling again.

Muhammad Hasnain was also injured and is currently undergoing a rehab process in England, but if Hasnain can be fit, he can be the one to replace Naseem in the Pakistan team.

He has played 6 ODI matches for Pakistan since 2019, he was also included in the 2019 World Cup squad as an X-factor bowler.


The right-arm pacer, Zaman Khan has recently made his debut for Pakistan in ODI cricket and has only played one ODI match in his career.

Even though he is highly talented, still he is too inexperienced to play ODI cricket for Pakistan that too in the World Cup.

The pacer has played only 8 LIST A matches in his professional career but regularly features in T20 leagues all around the world.


The veteran Pakistani pacer, Hassan Ali is the most experienced among the lot and has played quite a few matches for Pakistan at the international level.

The right-arm pacer played his last ODI match for Pakistan in 2022 and has been dropped from the team since the match against West Indies.

The pacer has recently started bowling again after recovering from a finger injury while playing in the Lanka Premier League 2023 season.

Hassan Ali has played 60 ODI matches for Pakistan. He has picked 91 wickets along with 4 fifers in his ODI career at an average of 30.3 runs.

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