Wahab Riaz provides Haris Rauf injury update

Pacer will miss the T20I series against New Zealand this month

By Web Desk
April 09, 2024
Haris Rauf reacts during a match. - ICC

Wahab Riaz, who is part of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selection committee, provided injury update on pacer Haris Rauf on Tuesday while announcing the squad for the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand.

Speaking at a press conference in Lahore, Riaz said that Rauf will “probably be fit for the England series” but will miss the five T20Is against New Zealand this month.

Rauf suffered a shoulder injury during the recently-concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine, where he was representing Lahore Qalandars. 

It must be noted that pacer Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim, who recently reversed their retirement, have made a comeback in the Pakistan squad for the series, which begins on April 18.

Meanwhile, Irfan Khan and Usman Khan have got the nod of selectors after impressive performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine.

The squad will be led by star batter Babar Azam.

Pakistan squad for New Zealand series

Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Zaman Khan, Usama Mir

Non-travelling reserves: Haseebullah, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sahibzada Farhan, Salman Ali Agha

Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series schedule

14 April — New Zealand arrive in Pakistan

16-17 April — Training/practice

18 April — 1st T20I, Rawalpindi

20 April — 2nd T20I, Rawalpindi

21 April — 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi

25 April — 4th T20I, Lahore

27 April — 5th T20I, Lahore