Hasan Ali to miss Sri Lanka ODI series due to back injury
Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali have been ruled out for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka due to back spasm.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced a 16-man squad on Saturday, 21 September for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka. But they had excluded Hasan Ali from the squad due to injury. The series will start from 27 September.
“Hasan Ali misses out his place in the side because of a back spasm. He will experience recovery at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore,” stated Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a press conference.
Recently Hasan Ali had not been in his usual form as he got just 2 wickets in 4 matches at the World Cup some months ago. But he made himself an important member for the squad for the last couple of years and Pakistan will miss his service in the upcoming series surely.
Pakistan are set to start their mission after a long break with a new faced coaching staff which also includes Misbah ul Haq the new head coach. All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz and batsman Iftikhar Ahmed returns to the side as PCB announced a 16-man squad for the ODI series.
Experienced Mohammad Hafeez has been dropped after his poor performance in the World Cup. Shaheen Afridi will miss the series as he is suffering from dengue. The three-match ODI series begins in Karachi on September 27 and will be followed by three T20Is in Lahore.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari, Wahab Riaz.