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Asia Cup, Ind vs Pak – Facet pressure retains Haris Rauf away from motion on reserve day

Haris Rauf will not take the sphere towards India on Monday’s reserve day within the Asia Cup Tremendous 4 recreation in Colombo after feeling “a bit of discomfort in his proper flank” on Sunday’s scheduled match day. Solely 24.1 overs have been bowled on Sunday earlier than rain pushed the sport into the spare day.

The extent of Rauf’s damage is just not clear. The PCB assertion that confirmed the damage stated, “He was subsequently taken for a precautionary MRI, which revealed no tear. He’s beneath the statement of the group’s medical panel.”

Morne Morkel, Pakistan’s bowling coach, stated on the official broadcast that Rauf had “pulled an indirect muscle” and with the ODI World Cup across the nook, “we will put him on ice” for the second. Morkel additionally stated that Rauf had began feeling discomfort when he bowled his second over on Sunday.

If and when the match resumes on Monday, Pakistan must make do with the three tempo choices in Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah and Faheem Ashraf, with Shadab Khan their lead spinner and a mix of Iftikhar Ahmed and Agha Salman’s part-time offspin.

Rauf bowled 5 wicketless overs and conceded 27 runs on Sunday however introduced some sense of management to an innings through which India’s openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill scored half-centuries and placed on 121 in a flying begin. Pakistan fought again to dismiss each and management the run fee however India have been 147 on board for the lack of two wickets.

Rauf’s absence can be a reason for concern for Pakistan, given how vital a component he has change into of Pakistan’s bowling assault. He has been Pakistan’s in-form bowler, and essential at first change after Afridi and Naseem. He’s additionally the match’s joint-leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets in 4 matches.



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