KARACHI: Lahore Qalandars on Friday suffered a massive setback after fast bowler Haris Rauf was sidelined for two to three games of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020.
The Qalandars have added fast bowler Salman Irshad to their roster as a replacement for Haris.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Haris experienced pain on the inner side of his right heel after Lahore Qalandars match against Islamabad United at the Gaddafi Stadium last Sunday.
“Though his scans ruled out any fracture, there certainly is a stress reaction. Therefore, he has been advised rest,” the PCB said in a statement.
Salman Irshad, a fast bowler from Azad Kashmir, had represented Qalandars in 2018 edition of PSL, and got the attention when he got the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq on debut.
Salman, also a product of Lahore Qalandars Player Development Program, has been inducted as a Silver category player in the PSL.
Meanwhile, Qalandars management has said that Haris Rauf is an asset of Pakistan Cricket and his fitness and rehabilitation is team’s top priority.