Fakhar Zaman has been replaced in Pakistan’s 15-man roster for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup by Mohammad Haris. Zaman’s right knee’s posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury rendered him ineligible. Due to this specific injury, he wasn’t a member of the initial team and was instead picked as a replacement while still recovering.
“Fakhar and the team understood the risks of coming into the tournament” as per Pakistan team doctor Najeebullah Soomro.
“We were aware of the risks of the comeback,” Soomro said. “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.
“Obviously with any knee injury it takes time to have 100% recovery. 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.”