Yasir Shah has been named as Shadab Khan’s replacement for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against England, which will be played from May 5-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a press release on Sunday.
Spinner Shadab Khan was earlier ruled out of the series against England following a diagnosis of a virus-related illness, which will require treatment and rest for at least four weeks.
The PCB will set up Shadab’s appointment with specialists in England to help him fully recover before Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup 2019 opener against the Windies on May 31 at Trent Bridge.
Yasir has taken 23 wickets in 24 ODIs. On his last tour to England in 2016, he finished with 19 wickets in four Tests.
Yasir, who was part of the 23 probables, will travel with the side to England on April 23. Pakistan, like any other participating side, has the flexibility to make changes to their ICC World Cup 2019 squad until May 23.