Debashis Sarangi ∙ Dec 5 2022, 11:07 AM

Haris Rauf ruled out of the 2nd Test against England due to injury

image-lbap15w6Haris Rauf in action [Source: Twitter]

In what could be a massive setback for Pakistan, ace speedster Haris Rauf has been ruled out of the second Test against England due to injury. Rauf accidentally stepped on the ball while fielding in the first Test, damaging his right quad in this process. 

Rauf was sent for MRI scans, and did not take the field for the rest of the game. Although he batted in the first innings, he did not bowl again throughout the match. He had a forgettable debut, emerging as Pakistan's most expensive bowler on Day 1, conceding 78 runs in his 13-over spell.

It's unfortunate for Rauf, who made his much-awaited debut in this series. He becomes the second first-choice seamer after Shaheen Shah Afridi to be out of action due to injury. In his absence, promising seam bowling all-rounder Mohammad Wasim Jr might earn his debut Test cap for the second match in Multan. 

Meanwhile, England are in a commanding position in the ongoing first Test in Rawalpindi. Chasing a steep target of 343, the hosts are reeling at 264 for 7 as of writing. 

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