On Thursday the International Cricket Council ICC technical committee has sanctioned wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Haris as a substitution for injured Fakhar Zaman  within the  Pakistan squad.

Zaman was eliminated once sustaining a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury to his right knee.

Fakhar had come back to Australia carrying a knee injury, that he aggravated throughout their match against Netherlands on Sunday.

“Obviously, with any knee injury it takes time to have 100% recovery,” Pakistan team doctor Najeebullah Soomro, said.

“Fakhar and the team understood the risks of coming into the tournament and we got him in. You saw how he performed with batting in the last match, unfortunately in the last match he had a bit of a twist which aggravated his injury.

“We were aware of the risks of the comeback. He is obviously an important player for the team. The player, the medical staff and the team management were aware of that. We decided to bring him back in. In cricket, and any sport, we take risks. Sometimes they pay off, sometimes they don’t.”

Fakhar was originally named within the travelling reserves, however swapped places with Usman Qadir once the legspinner required longer to get over a fracture on his right thumb.

Fakhar had to skip the series against England once injuring his knee throughout the ultimate of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka within the United Arab Emirates last month.




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