The news that veteran batter Shan Masood was hospitalized after suffering a blow during practice has hampered Pakistan’s preparations for their important match against India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Sunday.
On Friday, Shan Masood was hit on the right side of his head during a practice session at the MCG. Officials decided not to take any chances with the 33-year-old player and sent him immediately away to the hospital for evaluation.
Shan Masood’s Injury
Due to the incident, Masood’s spot in Pakistan’s starting lineup for their T20 World Cup match against India on Sunday is uncertain, awaiting the results of testing. Fakhar Zaman, a fellow lefty, is in the running to take Shan Masood’s position.
The PCB team in Australia has just reported that Masood neurological findings are normal. The place where he struck was superficially bruised, although he is now asymptomatic, according to the CT scan. A second concussion test will be performed on the batter tomorrow.
Masood was most likely to bat at No. 3 for Pakistan at the T20 World Cup following star bats Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan because he mostly played in this position during the most recent tri-series in New Zealand.
In the games against Bangladesh and the Kiwis, the left-hander only scored 64 runs on four hits, but lately, Pakistan has decided to use him in that critical top-order position.