Wahab Riaz ruled out of T20Is against Sri Lanka

Left-arm pacer was included in the 15-man squad subject to his fitness before the series


Sports Desk July 24, 2015
Wahab Riaz injured his hand during the Tests against Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan's premier left-arm fast-bowler, Wahab Riaz, has been ruled out of the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, reported Express News.

Wahab's hand was injured during the Test series against Sri Lanka and he was expected to start bowling from July 24 at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

He was included in the 15-man squad subject to his fitness. In case he missesd out, selectors had already named his replacement in rookie left-arm pacer Ziaul Haq.

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Zia has represented Pakistan U19 and ‘A’ sides, while he plays for NBP, the same department as Wahab.

“Wahab is expected to start bowling from July 24, after recovering from a hand injury —sustained during the Test series against Sri Lanka — under the supervision of the National Cricket Academy’s coaches and would be included in the squad upon assurance that he is injury free,” explained chief selector Haroon Rasheed. “Otherwise, Zia would take his place in the team.”

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Waseem Sarwar | 5 years ago | Reply Let him take good rest before we travel to Zimbabwe. For Sri Lanka, we have good enough bowkers already there.
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