The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Thursday that middle-order batsman Haris Sohail has been ruled out of the England trip owing to a hamstring injury.
The cricket board stated in a statement that an MRI on Wednesday revealed Haris had suffered”grade three tear damage” during a training session in Derby last week.
“The PCB medical panel has recommended that the left-handed middle-order batsman complete a four-week rehabilitation program before undergoing a reassessment,” it added.
Haris will return to Pakistan to complete a rehabilitation program at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore after being selected for only the One-Day Internationals.
Haris expressed his delight at the news, saying he had been looking forward to the ODIs in order to solidify his place in the team.
“I am disappointed that my trip has been cut short,” he stated. “However, I will return to Lahore and begin a rehabilitation program in order to fully recover in time for the 2021-22 sessions.”
Since 2012, Haris has missed numerous tours due to injuries, including series against India, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. He didn’t show up for the England trip last year, reportedly because he didn’t want to travel during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Pakistan and England will play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) starting later today (Thursday), followed by three Twenty-20 Internationals on July 16, 18, and 20.
The team will leave on July 21 for the West Indies, where they will play five Twenty20 Internationals and two Tests from July 27 to August 24.