Haris Sohail makes strong comeback after long injury lay-off

Published: January 10, 2017
SHARES
Email

Pakistani all-rounder Haris Sohail, who has been battling injuries for over a year now, made a comeback to domestic cricket while representing NCA XI in their match against Malaysia at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Tuesday.

The Sialkot-born left-hander first picked three wickets and gave away just 13 runs in his three overs with the ball, and then scored 119 not out off 112 balls, which included more than 15 boundaries.

Tour match: Babar Azam’s knock destroys Cricket Australia XI

The 28-year-old, who has represented Pakistan in 22 ODIs and four T20Is, missed action for a year-and-a-half after seriously injuring his knee.

During that time, Haris who has an average of 43 in ODIs with a strike-rate of over 82, has missed the Asia Cup T20, World T20 and tours to England, New Zealand and Australia.

Pakistan’s Misbah sees silver lining even after Australia whitewash

In an interview earlier this year, Haris revealed that the surgery on his knee took place only as a last resort.

“The injury was a serious one and surgery was really the last choice after all other options had been exhausted but I am confident that I will be able to fully recover and serve Pakistan again,” said Haris.

Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (2)

  • Adnan
    Jan 10, 2017 - 4:40PM

    Best of luck Haris Sohail.Recommend

  • israr
    Jan 10, 2017 - 5:59PM

    really nice to hear him back he is v imp for our test and odi cricket.
    what we need once this Australian nightmare is over is to make sarfaraz captain
    open with babar and sharjeel, no is up for grab may be hafeez or harris sohail or umar akmal no 4 malik then sarfaraz no 6 again is up for grab may be play anwar ali , imad at 7 Nawaz or bhatti at 8 u can play 2 seams in aamir/ junaid and wahab/hasan ali
    still one more place for grab Recommend

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in Sports