Hassan Ali, the Pakistani medium-fast bowler, is expected to be perfectly fine just before the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. He has suffered back to back injuries after the ICC World Cup 2019.
The back injuries and rib injuries since the time he has got married have not pardoned him and have made him unable to play cricket for a long time. As the upcoming cricket matches of the Pakistan Team are against Zimbabwe in their home ground, Hassan is not on the list to be selected as he has been away from the game for more than a year.
Firstly, he sustained a back injury during an initial round of the Quaid e Azam trophy 2019 and then suffered a rib fracture in the final game in November. The player was advised to take rest for at least six months. However, he got featured in the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) but sustained another injury in May 2020.
Hassan Ali likely to get fit before Quaid-e-Azam trophy
In the recently disclosed domestic squads of the six franchises, Hassan has been auctioned by Central Punjab for the upcoming season. However, he has not been selected for the National T20 Cup to be started by the end of September. The squads for the Quaid-e-Azam trophy are yet to be revealed.
National T20 Cup squad:
First XI – Babar Azam (captain), Saad Nasim (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Ahmed Bashir, Bilal Asif, Ehsan Adil, Faheem Ashraf, Irfan Khan Niazi, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Naseem Shah, Qasim Akram, Rizwan Hussain, Sohaibullah, Usman Qadir and Zafar Gohar.
Player Support Personnel – Azhar Zaidi (manager), Shahid Anwar (head coach), Samiullah Niazi (assistant coach), Mohammad Asad (physio), Yasir Mahmood (trainer), and Sajid Yasin (analyst)
Second XI – Nauman Anwar (captain), Raza Ali Dar (vice-captain), Atiq-ur-Rehman, Aitzaz Habib Khan, Bilawal Iqbal, Fahad Usman, Junaid Ali, Kamran Afzal, Muhammad Akhlaq, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Faiq, Mohammad Saad, Nisar Ahmad, Suleman Shafqat, Waqas Maqsood and Zubair Khan Lodhi
Player Support Personnel – Akram Raza (coach-cum-manager), Humayun Farhat (assistant coach), Arshad Javed (trainer), Ubaidullah (physio), and Mahmood Mohyuddin (analyst).
Here is the complete squad for Central Punjab’s 2020-2021 domestic season: