Just In: Pakistan faced New Zealand in the Final Match of the Tri-Nation Series on Friday Morning. Men in Green won the Championship Title after defeating the home team by 5 wickets. However, the On-field cameras caught Asif Ali limping, raising concerns about middle-order batter injury for Team Pakistan.
It all happened after Devon Conway played a cover drive on Wasim’s delivery, and Asif attempted to pursue the ball by diving onto its path and was injured. However, Asif’s effort was ineffective because the ball sped past the boundary line.
Perhaps, Asif Ali’s injury is a concern for Men in Green, as his knee badly stuck to the ground in an attempt to block the ball. Asif Ali was visibly in pain until the physio arrived to check on him and forced him to leave the area.
However, Pakistan Cricket Board has provided no information on Asif’s Injury yet, though, as Asif Ali came back in the 2nd innings to bat against New Zealand after this incident but dismissed without entering the double figures. Cricket enthusiasts are anxiously awaiting any updates on his injury.
It is pertinent to mention that Asif Ali is the only reliable hitter in Pakistan’s middle order. During the 2021 World Cup, the batter played several match-winning innings and helped his team to reach Semi-Finals before being defeated by Australia.
The 2022 World Cup will kick start in Australia from October 16, while Baber-led Pakistan will play their opening match of the tournament against India on October 23 at Melbourne Cricket Stadium.