Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and batsman Mohammad Hafeez are both doubtful starters for their crucial World Twenty20 match against unbeaten New Zealand in Mohali on Tuesday.
Left-arm fast bowler Riaz was hit by a ball on the head during a training session on Monday while Hafeez has an injury in his right knee who can rule him out for the remainder of the tournament.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a medical bulletin that Riaz was hospitalized and later given the all-clear. It further added that his fitness will be assessed on Tuesday.
Hafeez complained of knee pain for the last two days and the PCB says “it is likely that he would not be able to take part in the match against the Black Caps.”
Pakistan has two points from their two matches in Group 2 after they defeated Bangladesh before losing to rival India in their last game.