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Misbah-ul-Haq unlikely to play against New Zealand in World Cup 2015

Misbah-ul-Haq unlikely to play against New Zealand in World Cup 2015

ISLAMABAD: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s presence in the ODI’s against New Zealand and in the World Cup 2015 is doubtful due to the hamstring injury he had suffered in a match against the Kiwis last month.

Talking to APP, a PCB official said Misbah hasn’t played even a single match after his injury due to which he is unlikely to play in the ODIs against New Zealand and in the mega event.

Misbah-ul-Haq unlikely to play against New Zealand in World Cup 2015
Misbah-ul-Haq unlikely to play against New Zealand in World Cup 2015

“The reason behind him not playing any match is that he is not fully fit,” he said.

The official said the countdown for the WC has begun and Misbah hasn’t recovered fully from his injury.

“At a time when the mega event is on the go therefore it is necessary for every player to be totally physically fit to play in the WC because even a little injury can lead to a big loss,” he said.

He said if Misbah somehow doesn’t feature in the extravaganza than there are chances that the all-rounder Shahid Afridi might be given the job.

Responding to a question he said if this happens then the tour selection committee will decide about the replacement for Misbah.

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