ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan fast-bowler Wahab Riaz ruled out due to an ankle injury
Pakistan, fast-bowler Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the rest of the Champions Trophy one-day international tournament due to an ankle injury.
The cricket star had suffered the injury while bowling during the India-Pakistan match at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham on Sunday.
Confirming the news, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Riaz underwent scans following the match which brought out that he would require minimum two weeks to recover fully from the injury.
"A scan has confirmed that Wahab Riaz suffered a deltoid ligament complex after an eversion injury mechanism whilst bowling during the India vs Pakistan match on June 4th," according to a statement.
"It will take minimum 2 weeks to recover from this injury. Wahab will not be capable to go on to work in the remaining games of the Champions Trophy," it added.
Riaz managed to bowl a total of 8.4 overs before he was forced to head back to the pavilion as India put on a daunting total of 319-3 in 48 overs in a rain-curtailed encounter.
The PCB statement further stated that they had made an official request to the International Cricket Council's (ICC) event technical committee to call-up a replacement for Wahab.
Pakistan needs to beat South Africa, the world's top-ranked ODI side, in their next Group B clash at Edgbaston on Wednesday,in order to have any chance of making it to the semi-finals of the eight-team marquee event.