Imam-ul-Haq to not play ultimate Karachi Check

Pakistan’s Imam-ul-Haq performs a shot throughout the fourth day of the primary cricket Check match between Pakistan and England on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, in Rawalpindi on December 4, 2022. — AFP

Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq is not going to be part of the enjoying XI for the third Check towards England which is scheduled to start out tomorrow (December 17) in Karachi on the Nationwide Stadium. 

The participant has been dominated out of the third and ultimate Check because of a hamstring harm. 

Throughout the third day of the second Check towards the Englishmen in Multan, Imam was taken to a hospital for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan after he “felt unease in his proper hamstring”.

Within the absence of Imam, wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan opened the second innings for Pakistan alongside Abdullah Shafique.

The opener, nevertheless, was again on the bottom after coming back from the hospital.

Naseem Shah dominated out

In the meantime, Pakistan’s pacer Naseem Shah was additionally dominated out from the third and ultimate Check, the cricket board (PCB) introduced Tuesday.

In an announcement, the board mentioned {that a} niggle within the bowling shoulder has dominated out Shah from the aspect — who’re already lacking pacers Haris Rauf and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

The PCB mentioned the quick bowler will journey to Lahore the place he’ll bear additional assessments on the Nationwide Excessive-Efficiency Centre earlier than starting rehabilitation.

“The crew administration has not requested his alternative at this stage,” the board famous.

Shaheen, Rauf not a part of collection

Shaheen — Pakistan’s primary wicket-taker in all three codecs — was omitted of the collection following a knee harm sustained throughout the T20 World Cup ultimate in Australia earlier this month.

The pacer additionally had his appendix eliminated earlier this month because of which the 22-year-old was suggested to remain out of the sector.

In the meantime, Rauf was dominated out of the remainder of the Check collection towards England with a thigh harm. The 29-year-old stepped on the ball whereas fielding on the primary day.

Scans and a subsequent evaluation concluded Rauf wants day off for rehabilitation.

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