[caption id="attachment_837960" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-837960" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Shadab-Khan.jpg" alt="Shadab Khan Pakistan cricket team" width="628" height="355" /> Shadab Khan (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a>'s fast-rising allrounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shadab-khan/news/">Shadab Khan</a> is battling to be fit for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> after contracting hepatitis, reportedly from a dentists's non-sterilised instruments. <p></p> <p></p>The 20-year-old was last month ruled out of Pakistan's ongoing tour of England after blood tests revealed he was suffering from hepatitis. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan media reported that Shadab contracted the virus during dental treatment in Rawalpindi. <p></p> <p></p>The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Shadab had a check-up with a UK-based doctor and was advised two weeks rest. <p></p> <p></p>"Shadab had a check up with Dr Patrick Kennedy, a world renowned gastroenterologist and hepatologist who specialises in liver disease in elite sportsmen and was put on medication," said a PCB release. <p></p> <p></p>After two weeks rest, Shadab will undergo another round of blood tests in Lahore after which his availability for the World Cup will be assessed, a PCB spokesman said. <p></p> <p></p>Shadab was included in Pakistan's 15-man preliminary World Cup squad announced last month. <p></p> <p></p>All ten teams in the tournament have until May 23 to change their squads for the World Cup which starts in England and Wales from May 30. <p></p> <p></p>A leg-spinner of great potential, Shadab has been Pakistan's key bowler in one-day internationals and Twenty20 cricket since his debut in 2017. <p></p> <p></p>He has 47 wickets in 34 ODIs and 44 wickets in 32 T20Is.