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ENG vs PAK: How can Haris Rauf injury impact the wounded Pakistan bowling attack

England tour of Pakistan 2022, Test Series  

The loss of Haris Rauf adds insult to injury for the Pakistani team. Which already lacks star pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi due to a knee injury.

Haris Rauf injury: According to the team’s management, Haris Rauf, a fast bowler for Pakistan, will miss the remainder of the Test series against England due to a thigh injury. The 29-year-old stepped on the ball while fielding on the first day of the first Test in Rawalpindi, where he made his debut.

Rauf has been ruled out of the Test series against England due to a grade II quad strain. According to a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board. Rauf requires time off for rehabilitation, according to scans and a subsequent evaluation.

The recent injuries have caused concerns for the Pakistan bowling management, as they now lose their key two pacers for the upcoming second test match against the mighty England side. We will have to wait and see what happens with the Pakistani bowling unit with their two main pacers missing.

ENG vs PAK: How the injuries will impact Pakistan in Second Test 

The news that fast bowler Haris Rauf will miss the remaining matches of the current series against England due to injury. This has negatively impacted Pakistan’s chances of making it to the ICC World Test Championship final.

In the campaign to participate in the World Test Championship final at The Oval in 2023, Pakistan’s defeat to England in the first Test caused the Asian team to fall farther behind the top two nations.

Australia leads the standings with a 72.73 win % and is in a prime position to advance to the championship game the following year. Pakistan is in fifth place with a 46.67 win percentage.

In addition to hosting New Zealand for a two-match series over the Christmas and New Year holidays, Pakistan still has two Tests against England left at home. Rauf’s replacement has not yet been announced by Pakistan.

ENG vs PAK, Player Updates: Recently Made His Test Debut 

The bowler made his test debut in the first match of the three-match series. Which was won by the visitors by 74 runs in Rawalpindi, England.

Rauf was unable to bowl in the second innings after bowling 13 overs during England’s first innings, taking 1-78. In both innings, he batted while experiencing pain.

Pakistan has a 17-man squad to choose from, for the second Test. Which begins in Multan on Friday, but PCB has not yet named a replacement for Rauf. Haris’ absence is a further setback for the Pakistani team. Which already lacks star pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi due to a knee injury.

ENG vs PAK, Player Updates: Haris Rauf Early Recognition

Rauf preferred football to cricket while a student at the Islamabad Model College for Boys. He helped his school win the football championship and was named the competition’s best player. Aaqib Javed eventually noticed him and persuaded him to play cricket in Australia. Later, he was selected to play for the Lahore Qalandars in the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, making his professional league debut.

ENG vs PAK: What’s Next?

England will face Pakistan in the second test match on 9th December (Friday) in Multan Cricket Ground at 10:00 AM IST.

After winning the first test match England will be looking to win the second of three test matches. With a win in next match they will claim the series before the final test match. Pakistan on the other hand will be looking to bounce back in the second test and level the series.

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