PAK vs ENG: Mohammad Abbas likely to replace injured Haris Rauf

Haris will travel to Lahore where he will begin his rehabilitation at the NHPC

By Web Desk
December 06, 2022
Haris Rauf (L) during first Test, Mohammad Abbas (R) during County Championship - PCB/County

Mohammad Abbas is expected to replace injured Haris Rauf in the remaining Test series against England, sources told

Haris suffered an injury during the first Test of three-match series. Following the pain, the pacer underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on Friday. MRI report confirmed a grade-II strain in his right quad. 

Since the pacer is ruled out of cricket action for at least two weeks after doctor's advice, he won't be available for Test series remainder. 

According to sources, Abbas, who failed to make his place in the Test squad despite having good recent performances, is likely to replace injured Haris. 

Meanwhile, Haris will travel to Lahore where he will begin his rehabilitation at the National High-Performance Centre (NHPC). 

It must be noted here that Pakistan lost to England in the first Test by 74 runs. The visitors outclassed hosts by playing an aggressive brand of cricket. 

After the first match ended, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja met the team and gave them confidence. "Win the Multan test and make a comeback to the series," the PCB chairman told Babar Azam XI as per sources. 

Pakistan and England will take on each other second Test from December 9 to December 13 at Multan Cricket Stadium. The last time when the two teams met on this ground was in 2005. Pakistan had beaten the English side by 22 runs.