SYDNEY: Top order batter Fakhar Zaman has been ruled out of Pakistan’s upcoming T20 World Cup match against South Africa and his appearance in the remainder of the tournament also remains in doubt after his knee injury aggravated.
The Pakistan team doctor and PCB’s chief medical officer Dr Najeeb Soomro told the media in Sydney that the player and the management was aware of the risks of including him in the world cup squad.
“We know that Fakhar had a knee injury in Asia Cup about 7 weeks ago, he has been incredibly brave, resilient and has worked really hard to come back into the team, he had extensive rehabilitation and after which he made his way back into the team,” Dr Najeeb said.
“Obviously with any knee injury, it takes time for it to recover 100%. Fakhar and the team understood the risks coming into the tournament and we got him into the tournament. You saw how he performed in the last match. Unfortunately, he had a bit of twist which aggravated his injury. We have had scans on him which have shown no new injury. However, he doesn’t feel 100%,” the PCB’s chief medical officer said.