Pakistan seamer Shahnawaz Dahani has been ruled out of the team’s Asia Cup Super-4 match against arch-rivals India with a “suspected side strain”, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Saturday.
“Shahnawaz Dahani will not be available for Sunday’s ACC T20 Asia Cup Super-4 match against India due to a suspected side strain. The injury happened while bowling in the match against Hong Kong in Sharjah on Friday,” the PCB said in a statement.
“As is the case with any suspected side strain injury, the medical team will monitor him for the next 48-72 hours, following which they will make decisions, including carrying out a scan and further participation in the tournament,” the PCB added.
Hasan Ali was added to the team, and he’ll probably take Dahani’s spot in Pakistan’s starting lineup against India on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Hasan was awarded the trophy of Player of the Tournament when Pakistan won the Champions Trophy in 2017. However, the 28-year-old only grabbed three wickets in two Test matches played in Sri Lanka last month, three ODI wickets for 222 runs, and two T20 matches without a wicket.