Babar Azam ruled out from England series with broken forearm

26 May, 2018 12:31 pm

LONDON (92 News) – Pakistani middle-order batsman Babar Azam has been ruled out from England series with a broken forearm.

Azam, 23, was hit on his left arm by a Ben Stokes bouncer during his innings of 68 on Friday, May 25, the second day of the first Test at Lord’s. He was forced to retire hurt, even as Pakistan got to 350-8 by stumps, extending their lead to 166.

He did not take the field for the rest of the day and scans later revealed a fracture that rules him out for four to six weeks.

Pakistan have decided against naming a replacement for the second Test at Headingley from June 1, with one of Usman Salahuddin, Fakhar Zaman or Sami Aslam, who are already in the squad, slotting in.

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