Knee damage forces Haris Sohail out of South Africa tour

Haris Sohail has been dominated out of the rest of the South Africa tour with knee damage. The center-order batsman had missed the Boxing Day Test in Centurion, the place Shan Masood was named his replacement within the taking part in XI simply 90 minutes forward of the scheduled begin.

“Left-handed middle-order batsman Haris Sohail has been dominated out of the on-going tour of South Africa resulting from a proper knee damage,” a PCB assertion mentioned. “Haris was not out there for choice for the Boxing Day Check in Centurion whereas he’s additionally out of competition for the rest of the tour because of the identical damage.

“PCB will setup Haris’ appointment (if wanted) with the most effective orthopaedic surgeon advisable by the Nationwide Cricket Academy’s panel of docs for additional evaluation, evaluation and remedy. The batsman will return house shortly whereas a alternative, if any, shall be introduced later.”

That is the second time damage has struck Haris on a tour of South Africa. When Pakistan toured right here in 2013, an ankle damage dominated him out of constructing what would have been his worldwide debut. He has performed simply 10 Exams, 26 ODIs and 9 T20Is since his worldwide debut in 2013.

Haris, who has had knee troubles for a lot of his profession, first picked up the damage forward of the second Check in opposition to Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2015. The career-threatening damage compelled him onto the sidelines for practically two years, as he underwent an in depth rehabilitation program on the NCA following surgical procedure in Dubai, which was reportedly unsuccessful.

The PCB took over his case and despatched him to England for one more rehabilitation program, permitting him to make a comeback. He changed Umar Akmal within the 2017 Champions Trophy squad, and was ultimately handed a Check cap later that 12 months.

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He was one of many gamers in good kind throughout the 2018 house summer season, scoring two centuries in opposition to Australia and New Zealand, accompanied by a string of medium-sized scores.