National team fast bowler Muhammad Wasim Jr has been ruled out of Asia Cup T20 due to a right side strain injury and Hasan Ali has been included in the team in his place.
According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Hasan Ali’s inclusion in the squad is subject to the approval of the Event Technical Committee (ETC).
The statement said that while bowling on Wednesday, Muhammad Wasim Jr. felt pain in his back, after which Muhammad Wasim Jr. underwent an ‘MRI’ scan yesterday.
According to the statement, the medical panel of the Pakistan Cricket Team announced the injury of Muhammad Wasim Jr. after a complete review of the MRI report. In this regard, PCB’s Medical Advisory Committee and an independent physio were also consulted.
It was added that Mohammad Wasim Jr will complete his rehab, the PCB’s medical panel will now reassess Mohammad Wasim Jr’s injury ahead of the home series against England, after which he will decide to return to cricket. will go
According to the statement, fast bowler Hasan Ali has been included in the national squad in place of Mohammad Wasim Jr. His inclusion in the squad is subject to the approval of the Event Technical Committee (ETC).
After the approval of ETC, Hasan Ali will depart for Dubai on the first available flight.
The statement said that the team management had requested Hasan Ali to join the squad in place of Muhammad Wasim Jr. which was approved by the chief selector.
It should be noted that on August 20, the national team’s preparations for the Asia Cup T20 suffered a major setback when fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi was ruled out of the 6-nation Asia Cup tournament.
On August 22, PCB included Mohammad Hasnain as a substitute for the Asia Cup in place of injured fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Medical Advisory Committee and a panel of independent specialists had advised Shaheen Shah Afridi to rest for 4 to 6 weeks after reviewing his reports.
However, the Pakistan Cricket Board had expressed hope that he would be fit before the series against New Zealand before the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Shaheen suffered a right knee injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
PCB Chief Medical Officer Dr Najeebullah Soomro said, “I have spoken to Shaheen and he is saddened by the news, but he is a brave young man who is determined to serve his country and team in the future.” What is it.
It should be noted that Pakistan will open its Asia Cup 2022 campaign with a match against arch-rivals India in Dubai on August 28, while its second group match will be a qualifier (UAE, Kuwait, Singapore or Hong Kong) in Sharjah on September 2. It will be from one of them.
The Super Four matches of the Asia Cup will be played from September 3 to 9.
Pakistan’s Latest squad for T20 Asia Cup consists of these players.
Squad: Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan (Vice-Captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Muhammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Durman. And Usman Qadir.