Pakistan’s Shan Masood clears Tests after a hit to the head | Cricket News


MELBOURNE: Pakistani batsman Shan Masood escaped with “superficial bruising” after being hit over the head during a training session ahead of the team’s first match at the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia.
Pakistan will begin their campaign against arch-rivals India in Melbourne on Sunday.
The team suffered the injury scare while preparing for the match, when a stray shot from Mohammad Nawaz hit Masood on the head, leaving him flat on the ground before he was sent to hospital for scans.
“All of Shan Masood’s neurological observations are normal. His CT scan shows only superficial contusion where the ball hit him,” the Pakistan Cricket The council said in a statement.
“He will be tested again (Saturday)” for concussion, the PCB added.
The 33-year-old Masood is regarded as a technically sound top-order batsman and has hit two half-centuries for Pakistan in 12 T20s since his debut in September.
Images posted on social media showed Pakistani players and team staff surrounding Masood, and a distraught Nawaz on his knees.
The Babar Azam-led Pakistan beat India last year T20 World Cupwhere they reached the semi-finals.


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