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Pakistan pace bowler Hasan Ali has suffered a groin injury just days before the three-Test series against the West Indies is scheduled to begin.
Hasan sustained the injury while fielding during the recent three-day warm-up game against the West Indies President’s XI.
“Hasan Ali suffered a groin injury whilst fielding during the 1st innings of the three-day practice match in Montego Bay. On clinical assessment there is a strain to one of his adductor muscles. He will undergo progressive rehabilitation to regain strength in the groin,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.
While the injury could see Hasan ruled out of the first Test against the West Indies in Jamaica on April 21, the team management are confident that he will be fit to play.
“Currently we are confident that he will recover in time to be able to play in the Test series against West Indies,” the PCB statement said. “We will continue review his situation as he progresses through rehabilitation stages and give an update later when we are satisfied with his successful recovery or progress.”