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Wahab Riaz, Pakistan pacer, ruled out of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 due to injury

Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm pacer, has been ruled out of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after he sustained an ankle injury in the game against India in Edgbaston.

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 11, 2017 21:47 IST
Wahab Riaz sustained an ankle injury during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 clash against India and that has ruled him out of the tournament.
Wahab Riaz sustained an ankle injury during the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 clash against India and that has ruled him out of the tournament. (AP)

Wahab Riaz, the Pakistan left-arm pacer, has been ruled out of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after he sustained an ankle injury during the encounter against India in Edgbaston.

Wahab sustained the injury in the 46th over of the Indian innings. After being hit for three fours and a six by Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli, the left-armer tumbled awkwardly on his followthrough in the fifth ball and immediately felt his right leg. He could not complete the over and he ended with poor figures of 8.4-0-87-0.

This was the fourth time that Wahab had conceded over 80 runs in an ODI innings, the second-most by a bowler behind Lasith Malinga. However, this was the most expensive figures in the history of the Champions Trophy tournament. Wahab’s injury summed up a horror day for Pakistan as they lost the match by 124 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method. This was Pakistan’s second loss in the tournament and it extended their poor run in ICC tournaments to 13-2.

Pakistan’s next encounter will be against an in-form South Africa side and a loss in that game could see them exit the tournament early.