In a huge blow to the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the three-match ODI series against England, middle-order batsman Haris Sohail has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
An MRI scan on Wednesday revealed a grade three tear injury, which the 32-yer-old had picked up during a training session in Derby last week.
“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,” Sohail said.
“In this background, I am disappointed that my tour has been cut short, but I will return to Lahore and undergo a rehabilitation programme so that I can fully recover for the 2021-22 season,” he added.
The PCB medical panel has advised the left-handed middle-order batsman to undergo a four-week rehabilitation programme before a reassessment is carried out.
Sohail will now return to Pakistan and undergo the rehabilitation programme at the National High-Performance Centre in Lahore.