Injured Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf out of England Test series | Cricket News

RAWALPINDI: Pakistani fast bowler Haris Raouf was excluded from the rest of the series of tests against England with a thigh injury, the team’s management announced on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old, who made his debut in the first Test at Rawalpindi, stepped on the ball on matchday one.
“A grade II strain in the right quad ruled Raouf out of the Test series against England”, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.
Analyzes and a subsequent assessment concluded that Rauf needed time for his rehabilitation, he added.
Rauf had 13 overs taking it 1-78 in England’s first innings but was unable to play in the second. He hit with discomfort in both innings.
England won the first Test by 74 points on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Pakistan have yet to name a replacement for Rauf but have a 17-man squad to choose from for the second Test starting in Multan on Friday.
Rauf’s absence is another blow for an already absent Pakistani side. Shaheen Shah Afridi by a knee injury.


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