Pakistan quick bowler Naseem Shah has been dominated out of the third and ultimate take a look at towards England due to a shoulder harm.
The 19-year-old Naseem had a shoulder niggle through the first take a look at in Rawalpindi and the quick bowler missed the second take a look at in Multan.
“A niggle in the bowling shoulder has ruled out Naseem Shah for the third and final test,” the Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.
The PCB mentioned Naseem’s harm will now be additional assessed on the National High Performance Center in Lahore earlier than he’ll begin his rehabilitation.
Injuries to key quick bowlers have contributed to Pakistan trailing 2-0 within the three-match sequence — England’s first take a look at tour of Pakistan in 17 years. The third take a look at begins at Karachi from Saturday.
Pakistan misplaced the primary take a look at by 74 runs in dimming gentle on the final day earlier than England recorded an exciting 26-run win in Multan.
Naseem’s harm is the third blow to Pakistan for the sequence. Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was dominated out on account of a knee harm whereas paceman Haris Rauf pulled up with a thigh harm throughout his take a look at debut at Rawalpindi and was additionally dominated out from the rest of the sequence.
The Pakistan workforce administration has not but requested for Naseem’s alternative for the ultimate take a look at. Pakistan has uncapped quick bowler Mohammad Wasim within the 16-man squad, however went with only one specialist seamer — Mohammad Ali — within the second take a look at and bowling allrounder Faheem Ashraf shared the brand new ball.