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After Injury in India Game, Wahab Riaz Out of Champions Trophy

No replacement has been named.

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Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz suffered an injury during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan at Edgbaston in Birmingham on 4 June. (Photo: PTI)

A loss to India in their Champions Trophy opener, and now Pakistan have to deal with another setback - fast bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament.

Riaz suffered an ankle injury during Pakistan’s 124 run loss (D/L) to India on Sunday.

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.

Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz sits on the field holding his ankle after an injury during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan. (Photo: AP)
Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz sits on the field holding his ankle after an injury during the ICC Champions Trophy match between India and Pakistan. (Photo: AP)

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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