Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the T20 two-game series against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Zia-ul-Haq, another left-arm fast bowler, replaces the PCB as previously announced. Wahab had been included in the 15 man squad subject to a return to fitness but the fracture he suffered to his bowling hand during the Test series last month has not completely healed.
He resumed bowling today at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, but later tweeted that he may need another week to feel 100% “Wahab Riaz shot in the NCA networks today,” said a message PCB. “It still feels stiffness in his bowling hand. So he departed from T20s squad. Zia-ul-Haq and announced the team will replace it.”
Twenty-year-old Zia played all six of tourism in Sri Lanka – Three List A and three first-class matches – and took nine wickets. He has yet to play international cricket, though. He has 18 national T20s and 17 wickets to his credit, including a five to Lahore Lions debut against Faisalabad Wolves in 2012. espncric