Cricket-Rauf luck for Pakistan as bowler ruled out of England series


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  • Tuesday, 06 Dec 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Asia Cup - Final - Pakistan v Sri Lanka - Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 11, 2022 Pakistan's Haris Rauf celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva REUTERS/Christopher Pike/File Photo

(Reuters) - Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf has been ruled out of the rest of the home test series against England after suffering a quadricep strain, the Pakistan cricket board (PCB) said on Tuesday.

Rauf suffered the injury during a fielding mishap on day one of the series-opener in Rawalpindi, when he rolled over the ball.

England won by 74 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

"Haris will travel to Lahore where he will begin his rehabilitation at the National High Performance Centre," the PCB said in a statement.

The second tests starts in Multan on Friday.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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