Naseem Shah provides much-needed update on his health

During the toss of Colombo Strikers' last group game, Chamika Karunaratne said, "Naseem Shah is not playing due to a shoulder injury."

Naseem Shah provides much-needed update on his health PHOTO: LPL

Naseem Shah, a key player for the Colombo Strikers, was notably absent from their crucial must-win match against the Galle Titans on Tuesday.

During the toss of the aforementioned game, Chamika Karunaratne, the captain of the Colombo Strikers, said, "Naseem Shah is not playing today due to a shoulder injury."

Nevertheless, Naseem has now clarified the situation, asserting that he is, in fact, not dealing with any injury. Rather, he made a deliberate choice to take a break during his team's recent LPL match.

In his explanation, Naseem stated, "There is no injury or anything like that. I have been playing a lot of cricket recently, including the Sri Lanka Tests and back-to-back matches [in the LPL]. In this weather, it is very tiring, so some rest was needed. Babar also said that it would be better to take some rest because we have important matches coming up."

In the Lanka Premier League standings, the Galle Titans and the Colombo Strikers held the fourth and fifth positions respectively. As there was only one remaining spot available in the playoffs, this particular match held immense significance for both teams.

In the outcome, Tabraiz Shamsi's impressive four-wicket haul steered the Galle Titans to a resounding eight-wicket victory against the Colombo Strikers in the final group stage match. This triumph secured Galle Titans' entry into the Lanka Premier League playoffs and Strikers were knocked out of the tournament.