The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Hasan Ali has been rested as a precautionary measure due to a strain in his left leg, which he picked during a training session at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Pakistan’s Hasan Ali to miss 1st T20I vs England due to leg strain. (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hasan Ali will miss the first of the three T20Is against England
  • Hasan Ali picked up an injury during training on eve of 1st T20I
  • The first match of 3-match series will be played on Friday

Pakistan bowling all-rounder Hasan Ali will miss the first of the three T20Is against England as a precautionary measure after picking up a strain in his left leg.

“The fast bowler will now be assessed ahead of the second T20I, following which a decision on his participation will be made,” Pakistan Cricket Board said.

Pakistan also lost their middle-order batsman, Haris Sohail, to a leg injury before the start of the three-match One-Day International Series in which they were whitewashed by a new-look England side.

England thumped Pakistan against the odds despite having to change their entire original squad after seven members of the squad tested positive for Covid-19 and the entire squad was sent into isolation.

Hasan has been Pakistan’s leading bowler in all formats since his return to the national side early this year after a spate of injuries kept him out of the team since the World Cup 2019. A decision on the pacer’s further availability will be made after assessments ahead of the second T20I. The first match of the three-match series will be played on Friday.

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