Big blow to Pakistan as Shaheen Afridi ruled out of Asia Cup


Aryan Surana

Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan's pace spearhead, is set to miss the upcoming Asia Cup as well as the home series against England as he continues to recover from a knee injury. The left-arm quick is with the Pakistan team in the Netherlands as part of his rehab programme, overseen by the trainer and the physiotherapist, and has been advised rest for four to six weeks on the basis of the latest scans and reports. Meanwhile, he will remain with the squad working with the medical team, the PCB stated in a release on Saturday, August 20.