Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail has been ruled out of the England tour due to a hamstring injury. The middle-order batsman suffered the injury during a training session in Derby last week. Haris was set to make a comeback to the Pakistan ODI setup after October 2020 but the injury has prolonged his wait for donning the Pakistan jersey.
It was revealed that Haris has suffered a Grade 3 tear in his hamstring and the southpaw will have to undergo a four-week rehabilitation program at the National High Performace Center in Lahore. The injury has left Haris Sohail devastated but the southpaw is confident of attaining full fitness soon.
“I was keenly looking forward to the ODIs as part of my objective to contribute to the side’s success and also cement my position in the side. In this background, I am disappointed that my tour has been cut short, but I will return to Lahore and undergo a rehabilitation program so that I can fully recover for the 2021-22 season,” Sohail was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz.
Sohail made his ODI debut in 2013 but failed to cement his place in the side. He has represented Pakistan in 42 matches, scoring 1685 runs at an average of 46.81 with two centuries and 14 half-centuries.
Pakistan are set to lock horns with England in the first ODI in Cardiff today. England will be without the services of their main players, who are in isolation after seven members of the contingent, including three players, tested positive for Covid-19. The ECB thus announced a fresh squad to take on Pakistan. The squad will be led by Ben Stokes and boast of some quality players, including Phil Salt, James Vince, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Zak Crawley, Dan Lawrence, Lewis Gregory among others.
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