Prior to the three-game ODI series, Pakistani hitter Harris Sohail was disqualified from the series at the eleventh hour due to a hamstring injury. Having proven his fitness earlier, after being dropped from the central contract list, Sohail is back in preparation for the England series.
Pakistan, which ranked third in the International Criminal Court Cricket World Cup Premier, hit bad news, with goalkeeper Sohail injured. The middle-ranked batsman, who picked up a hamstring injury last week during a training session, has now been ruled out of the three-game ODI series against England that begins today in Cardiff.
ESPNCricinfo reports that the batsman has a third-degree tear, which will likely keep him from playing for an entire month, with a four-week rehabilitation program. Sohail will now return to Pakistan, where his fitness will be tested before his next tour.
“I was very much looking forward to the away matches as part of my goal to contribute to the success of the team and also to strengthen my position at the side,” said the batsman.
“In this background, I am disappointed that my tour was short, but I will return to Lahore and undergo a rehabilitation program so that I can fully recover for the 2021-22 season.”
Having won acclaim from all over the world, during the 2019 World Cup, Sohail played quite a few matches for the national team after his stellar period in the tournament. After being left out of the central contract list, the three-match streak was the perfect opportunity to hit the mid-level racquet to show his worth.