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Mohd Abbas and Hasan Ali, Pakistan’s pacers, are set to join the team following Haris Rauf’s injury: sources

On Tuesday, fast bowler Haris Rauf was ruled out of the series with a grade-II quad strain. The 29-year-old Rauf, who made his Test debut against England in Rawalpindi’s opening match.

After fast bowler Haris Rauf was ruled out of the series on Tuesday due to a grade-II strain in his right quad, the Pakistan team management is likely to call up out-of-favor pacers Muhammad Abbas and Hasan Ali as reinforcements for the remaining two Tests against England.

Rauf, 29, made his Test debut against England in the first match in Rawalpindi. He bowled 13 expensive overs on a calm pitch on the first day before hurting himself while fielding and rolling over the ball.

Even though he batted in both innings, he did not bowl in the match. Monday, England prevailed by 74 runs in the first of three Test matches. A reliable source stated that the team management would be calling up reinforcements prior to the second Test in Multan beginning on December 9 with just three pacers in the Pakistan squad, including the uncapped Muhammad Wasim (jr) and Muhammad Ali, who also made his Test debut in Pindi.

Due to a lack of nets bowlers, Hasan Ali and Muhammad Abbas are most likely to be called up to the team. However, as efforts are being made to prepare a track with a turn in Multan, it appears that the plan is to enter the second set with just two pace bowlers and three spinners.
After a disappointing performance in the Asia Cup, Ali was dropped from the T20 World Cup and home series against England in July of this year.
Abbas made his final Pakistani appearance in a Test match against the West Indies in Kingston in August 2021.

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