Somya Kapoor ∙ Jul 8 2021, 9:50 AM | 1 Min Read

Haris Sohail ruled out of ODI series against England due to injury

Pakistan’s Haris Sohail has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against England slated to begin on Thursday (July 8, 2021). Sohail had picked up a hamstring injury during the practice session last week. 

A Grade 3 tear has been revealed after an MRI was conducted on Wednesday. He will return to Pakistan and will be under a four-week rehabilitation program at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore.

Sohail expressed his disappointment at missing out on playing in England. 

"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," the batsman said. "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."

While the first ODI takes place in Cardiff, the second and third encounter will take place in London and Birmingham respectively. 

The two sides will then move to Nottingham where they will play the first T20I of the three-match series before moving to Leeds for the second match. The final T20I will be held in Manchester. 

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