Another blow for Pakistan as their key player for this edition of the Asian Cup has been ruled out due to alleged lateral tension. He will miss the Super Four match against India at the 2022 Asian Cup on Sunday, September 4. The Pakistan Cricket Board issued a statement on Saturday, September 3 about Shahnawaz Dahani. They said Dahani will be unavailable for Pakistan’s upcoming match at the Asian Cup. The right-hand man has been ruled out due to an alleged side strain injury while playing against Hong Kong in the final group stage match.
The medical team will monitor Dahani for the next 48-72 hours and then decide whether he can continue his participation in the Asian Cup or not. A PCB official said he “has complained of lateral tension after the match against Hong Kong and is being monitored. The medical team will likely decide to have an examination after 48 to 72 hours.”
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“Shahnawaz Dahani is with the team, but the indications are that he might not play in the remaining matches of the tournament. He must require proper rehabilitation,” he added.
Injury problems continue to pile up for Pakistan’s fast battery. Pakistan lost Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Wasim even before the start of the tournament. Dahani’s injury now stretching their bowling in the match against India. Pakistan could look for Mohammad Hasnain or the experienced Hasan Ali for today’s match.
After the match against India, Pakistan will face Afghanistan (September 7) and Sri Lanka (September 9) in their remaining Super Four matches. The top two teams at the end of the Super Four stage will advance to the final on Sunday, September 11.