Rahat out as Pakistan's 'injured' list swellsSport
Pakistan's left-arm seamer Rahat Ali has been ruled out of the Bangladesh Test series after suffering a hamstring injury, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Rahat, who was a vital member of Pakistan's pace attack at the World Cup, joins Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Khan, Ehsan Adil, Yasir Shah and Sohaib Maqsood on the sidelines with the 'injured list' almost becoming an embarrassment now and highlighting the shoddy role the support staff has been playing in keeping the players fit.
“A replacement, if any, will be announced in due course,” the PCB announced.
The national team is currently facing a 'fitness crisis' of sorts which has meant Pakistan has not been able to pick their best side.
Head coach Waqar Younis said on Monday that he was deeply worried about the situation.
“Our team’s biggest problem is fitness and we will not compromise in ensuring that each and every player is match fit,” Waqar said.
Pakistan were beaten 3-0 in the three-game ODI series and also lost the only Twenty20 of their tour to Bangladesh.
The two teams will now face off in the Test series, the first of which begins on April 28.