The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a statement on Tuesday that pace spearhead Haris Rauf will miss the rest of the Test series against England owing to an injury.
The cricket board announced that Haris would miss the Test series against England due to a grade-II injury in his right quad. After rolling over the ball while fielding, the fast bowler got an MRI on the opening day of the Rawalpindi Test, according to the PCB.
Scan results and further evaluation by the medical team led to the conclusion that Haris had sustained a grade-II strain, it was said.
“Haris will now go to Lahore, where he will start getting better at the National High-Performance Center.”
The bowler made his test debut in the first match of the three-match series, which was won by the visitors by 74 runs at Rawalpindi, England. Rauf was unable to bowl in the second innings after bowling 13 overs during England’s first innings, taking 1-78. In both innings, he batted while experiencing pain.
Pakistan has a 17-man team to pick from for the second Test, which begins in Multan on Friday, but has not yet named a substitute for Rauf. The withdrawal of Haris is a further setback for the Pakistani team, which is already without star fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi due to a knee injury.