Pakistani pacer, Haris Rauf has been ruled out of the test series against England due to Quad injury.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announces that Pacer Haris Rauf is facing Quad injury due to which can not played the remaining matches of the Pak vs Eng Test series.
Pacer Haris Rauf, who made his Test debut in the first test match against England, stepped on the ball while fielding, leading to an injury in his right quad.
The PCB in its statement said that the 29-year-old pacer is suffering from a Grade-2 injury and would do rehab in Lahore.
It may be noted that Pacer Rauf was sent for MRI scans, and did not take the field for the rest of the Rawalpindi test. While he did bat in the first innings, he did not bowl again. He endured a forgettable debut, conceding 78 runs in 13 overs, and was the most expensive fast bowler on the first day.
Haris Rauf’s injury, coupled with Shaheen Afridi’s unavailability this series potentially opens the door to Pakistan calling up a fast bowler from outside the 18-man squad initially named for this series.
Mohammad Wasim Jnr is the only other specialist in that group, but with Hasan Ali and Mohammad Abbas, Pakistan has options to turn to from outside those ranks.
Remember here one thing, England beat Pakistan by 74 runs in the first Test of the three-match series at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and now have a 1-0 lead over the Green Shirts.
English side takes away at the hosts, themselves eyeing a record-breaking chase of 343, before taking five wickets in the final session to clinch a 74-run success. England bowled out Pakistan for 268 runs in their chase of 343 as Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, and Will Jacks dashed the home team’s hopes. After winning the match It leaves England 1-0 up in the series ahead of the second and third Test matches in Multan (December 9-13) and Karachi (December 17-21).