Pakistan cricketer Haris Sohail is unlikely to be available in the first ODI against England as he will undergo an MRI scan on Tuesday. He is enduring pain in his right leg and is likely to miss the upcoming two practice matches.
Owing to his injury he has already missed out on intra-squad games which took place last week. A decision on his availability in the first ODI will be made after his scan reports.
“Middle-order batsman Haris Sohail is still feeling slight pain in his right leg and, as such, he will not take part in next two practice sessions scheduled on 5 and 6 July in Derby,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement on Monday.
“Haris will undergo an MRI scan on 6 July in Cardiff, following which decision on his availability for the 8 July ODI against England will be made,” it added.
The Pakistan Cricket Team began preparations for the upcoming white-ball series against England last week, after a three-day mandatory quarantine period. The first three-match ODI series will start on Thursday. The Pakistan Cricket Team will arrive in Cardiff on Tuesday.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Teams’ vice-captain, Shadab Khan shed light on the team’s preparation for the white-ball series against England. Shadab Khan is confident of winning the series while highlighting the strong middle order of the team.
“Our middle-order is strong too with Babar Azam — who needs no introduction — and Mohammad Rizwan, who is fresh from winning the PSL 6. Haris Sohail is back in the side having scored over 50 runs per innings in the UK,” said Shadab while speaking to www.pcb.com.pk last week.
The three ODIs between Pakistan and England will commence from 8th and 13th July 2021. This will be followed by three T20s, scheduled on 16th, 18th and 20th July 2021.