Hasan Ali ruled out of the Sri Lanka Test series due to injury
Pakistani all-rounder has suffered a cortical fracture in his ribs ahead of the series.
Updated - Nov 30, 2019 2:06 pm
It seems that Pakistan all-rounder Hasan Ali will have to wait for a few more days to finally make his comeback to international cricket. The all-rounder has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka next month because of broken ribs. According to the scans, the premier Pakistani all-rounder has suffered a cortical fracture in his ribs which will require six weeks to heal, Pakistan Cricket Board revealed on Friday.
Ali, who hasn’t featured in an International fixture for Pakistan ever since he was dropped midway through the tournament, following his abysmal run of form one that eventually culminated with his poor showing against India at Old Trafford in Manchester. The all-rounder was recently cleared of a back injury that had taken seven months of heal and feature in the last two rounds of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy – Pakistan‘s premier First-Class tournament.
Hasan had complained about the pain in his left side before scans revealed fractures of the “ninth rib on the right side and eighth and ninth ribs on the left side,” as quoted by the Indian Express.
Pakistan will play Sri Lanka in their first home Test series since 2009
This means Pakistan will be without their premier all-rounder for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka which in many ways is going to be a historic series, considering it will be the first time that a full-member nation will play in a Test series on Pakistan soil after the 2009 dastardly attacks on the island nation.
Pakistan will hope they can avenge the 0-3 whitewash that they suffered at the hands of a second-string Sri Lankan outfit in the shortest format. Since that 0-3 defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, Pakistan hasn’t managed to win a single International fixture and is currently enduring a walloping at the hands of Australia down under. After losing the Twenty20 International series 0-2, the Azhar Ali-led unit lost the opening Test at Gabba by an innings and five runs and are currently being bamboozled by David Warner’s record-breaking triple century at the Adelaide Oval.
Meanwhile, the historic Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test series will take place in December with the first match set to take place in Rawalpindi from 11th followed by the second Test at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 19th.