Hasan Ali suffers injury in T20 Blast tournament

1684635102 Hasan Ali suffers injury in T20 Blast tournament
Fast bowler Hasan Ali. cricketpakistan.com.pk
Fast bowler Hasan Ali. cricketpakistan.com.pk

Pakistan’s veteran fast bowler, Hasan Ali, has suffered an injury during the Twenty20 Blast tournament held in Birmingham. Ali, a right-arm pacer playing for Birmingham Bears suffered the setback while warming up on the ground moments before the opening match against Yorkshire Vikings.

The extent and nature of the injury, as well as its potential impact on Ali’s future participation in the tournament, are uncertain. Witnesses reported that the Birmingham Bears’ staff promptly assisted Ali off the ground following the injury.

Despite the setback, the Birmingham Bears secured a 34-run win over their opponents. The T20 Blast tournament features a lineup of renowned Pakistani cricketers, including Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Usama Mir, Haider Ali, and Zaman Khan. The highly anticipated tournament will last for nine weeks.

The North Group of the T20 Blast tournament includes Birmingham Bears, Derbyshire Falcons, Durham, Lancashire Lightning, Leicestershire Foxes, Northamptonshire Steelbacks, Notts Outlaws, Worcestershire Rapids, and Yorkshire Vikings. While the South Group includes Essex Eagles, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Hampshire Hawks, Kent Spitfires, Middlesex, Somerset, Surrey, and Sussex Sharks.

Ali, who previously represented Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and Islamabad United, has signed a contract with Warwickshire CCC for the ongoing season. Ali’s exceptional performance in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 earned him the prestigious title of Player of the Tournament.

The T20 Blast tournament, also known as the Vitality Blast, began on May 20 at Birmingham’s Edgbaston stadium under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) with an exhilarating double-header. The tournament maintains the same format as the previous year with the 18 county sides divided into North and South Groups.