Pakistan’s injured Riaz ruled out of Champions Trophy

(Reuters) – Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz will play no further part in the Champions Trophy after suffering an ankle problem during their defeat by arch-rivals India in their Group B clash on Sunday.

Wahab Riaz

Riaz, who had conceded 87 runs in 8.4 overs, left the field in the 46th over of India’s innings and scans confirmed the 31-year-old suffered a deltoid ligament complex injury.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement that it had sent an official request to the ICC technical committee to call up a replacement, which has yet to be approved.

Apart from Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali, who both played against India, Pakistan’s other pace bowling options are Junaid Khan and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf.

Pakistan who lost by 124 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-shortened match against India, next face South Africa in their second group game at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in their first match.

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