Shanawaz Dahani ruled out of Super 4 clash with India

Pakistan right-arm pacer Shanawaz Dahani has been ruled out of Sunday's clash in the Super 4 of Asia Cup with arch-rivals India owing to a suspected side strain. The pacer is currently under observation and will be taken to scans only after 48 to 72 hours as this is a suspected side strain injury, a media release from the board stated!

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Dahani is suspected to have sustained the injury during their do-or-die clash against Hong Kong on Friday. With Shaheen already ruled out of the tournament, this comes as a fresh headache for the Pakistan cricket team.

"Shahnawaz Dahani will not be available for Sunday’s ACC T20 Asia Cup Super-4 match against India due to a suspected side strain. The injury happened while bowling in the match against Hong Kong in Sharjah on Friday," stated PCB media release.

"As is the case with any suspected side strain injury, the medical team will monitor him for the next 48-72 hours, following which they will make decisions, including carrying out a scan and further participation in the tournament," added the media release.

Dahani though failed to pick up a wicket against India last week, scored crucial 16 runs from just 6 balls that gave Pakistan a fighting chance against India. For the record, India won that match quite comfortably!

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