The rising fast bowler Naseem Shah, who has been on the sidelines since the 2023 Asia Cup, recently found a new home with Islamabad United. As anticipation builds for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 9, Islamabad United has shared a crucial injury update on the talented young bowler.
The franchise has confirmed that Naseem Shah is actively honing his skills in the nets, with his recovery showing promising progress. This announcement comes after a challenging four-month hiatus for the 20-year-old, who endured a shoulder injury during the 2023 Asia Cup, subsequently sidelining him and ruling him out of the ODI World Cup later that year.
Wahab Riaz, the chief selector of the Pakistan men’s cricket team, recently shed light on Naseem Shah’s fitness journey. He provided assurance that the young bowler is on track to attain full fitness before the commencement of PSL season nine.
“I have met with Naseem, and his rehabilitation program is progressing very well,” stated Wahab during a media briefing, instilling confidence in fans and stakeholders alike.
With the highly anticipated ninth edition of the PSL just around the corner, set to commence next month, Naseem Shah’s comeback journey adds an extra layer of intrigue to the league. The Lahore Qalandars, the defending champions, will strive to maintain their title reign in what promises to be an exhilarating cricket extravaganza.
Scheduled to unfold from February 17 to March 17, 2024, PSL season 9 will captivate cricket enthusiasts across four vibrant cities: Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Multan. As the cricketing community eagerly awaits the return of Naseem Shah to the action-packed PSL arena, the league’s ninth season is poised to deliver a thrilling spectacle for fans worldwide.