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Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz may have a broken finger, but he was working on nailing his yorkers at the national team’s training session on Tuesday.
Wahab broke the little finger on his right hand during a fielding drill the day before Pakistan took on Afghanistan in the World Cup.
Wahab played through the pain and took two wickets in the match on Saturday before scoring a crucial 15 not out as the men in green triumphed by three wickets with two balls to spare.
Pakistan’s nail-biting win kept their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals alive.
With Pakistan facing Bangladesh in a must-win game at Lord’s on Friday, Wahab is putting in the hard yards at training and working on perfecting his yorkers ahead of the match.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 2, 2019
“Speedster Wahab Riaz practicing for those yorkers at the practice nets in London,” the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Twitter.
In addition to beating Bangladesh at Lord’s on Friday, Pakistan have to hope that New Zealand beat England on Wednesday as that will secure them a spot in the World Cup semi-finals.