England vs Pakistan: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali to miss first T20I due to leg strain

Ahead of the first three-match T20 series, Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has been rested for the first T20I against England.

Ahead of the first three-match T20 series, Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has been rested for the first T20I against England. The 27-year-old will miss the first game as a precautionary measure due to a strain in his left leg, which he picked during a training session at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

“Hasan Ali has been rested for the first of the three T20Is against England as a precautionary measure due to a strain in his left leg, which he picked during a training session at Trent Bridge on Thursday,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.

The fast bowler will now be assessed ahead of the second T20I, following which a decision on his inclusion will be made.

The Pakistani team will meet the hosts in the first of three T20I matches at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday. If we talk about head-to-head, both teams have played a total of 18 T20I matches, In which Pakistan won 5 games, England won 12 games, and one was abandoned due to rain.

Babar Azam-led Pakistan is currently in the fourth spot in the ICC rankings with 261 points while England is at the top with 278 points. Both the team will meet on Friday at Nottingham for the first T20I which will be followed by two T20I, on 18 and 20 July respectively.

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