Haris Sohail ruled out of England series

Dunya News

"I am disappointed that my tour has been cut-short."

CARDIFF (Web Desk) - Haris Sohail has been ruled out from the tour of England due to a hamstring injury, the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) announced Thursday.

The MRI conducted on Wednesday revealed a grade three tear injury, which he had picked up during a training session in Derby last week.

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.

Haris, who was selected for the ODIs only, will return to Pakistan to undergo the rehabilitation programme at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore.

Responding to the decision, Haris Sohail said, “I was keenly looking forward to the ODIs as part of my objective to contribute in 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 programme so that I can fully recover for the 2021-22 season,” he added.

A three-match ODI series between Pakistan and England will commence later today, which will be followed by three T20Is on 16, 18 and 20 July. The side will depart for the West Indies on 21 July where they will play five T20Is and two Tests from 27 July to 24 August.