Pakistan team will miss out on the services of its premier quickie Haris Rauf for the remaining tests against England in home turf. The news comes very shortly after a heartbreaking defeat in the first test where England snatched victory out of thin air.
Pakistan think tank of coach Matthew Hayden and Babar Azam have to go back to the drawing board to churn out a replacement especially in a scenario when both the bowling spearheads, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf cannot take part in the series anymore.
Harris Rauf injury details
The 29 year old quickie, who made his test debut against England in Rawalpindi bowled well within himself and did a fairly good job considering the fact that it was a placid wicket that had very little to offer for the seamers especially during the first couple of days. The conditions were optimally utilized by the English batters who went on to make a record 1st innings score.
Haris’s discomfort was pretty visible while he was bowling in the 1st innings as he was limping back to his run-up after every delivery , and could only manage to bowl 13 overs and while he was batting in both the innings.
As confirmed by the PCB officials, medical tests conducted on Haris Rauf to ascertain the severity of the injury reveals a Grade II strain on the right quad muscle and a considerable amount of time is needed for rehabilitation.