Asia Cup 2023: Haris Rauf out of India match hurts Pakistan
Pacer Haris Rauf was injured and sidelined for the India match, hurting Pakistan. Rauf was sent for a precautionary MRI after feeling some discomfort in his right side during the match yesterday, the PCB said. The test showed no tear, it said. Team medical staff will monitor the pacemaker. According to ESPNcricinfo, Pakistan bowling coach Morne Morkel stated Haris had a scan last night after feeling his oblique muscle.
“Haris Rauf will not be bowling any further in the Asia Cup Super 4 match against India as a precautionary measure,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement ahead of the start of the much-anticipated match against archrivals which was stopped on Sunday due to rain.
With the World Cup around the corner, Haris would be put on ice today. the coach added. “We were a bit soft in the first 15-16 overs; we leaked soft boundaries. For us, it’s another opportunity to start well,” the coach was quoted as saying.