Haris Rauf ruled out of PSL with shoulder dislocation

PSL 2024

Rauf's recovery will take 4-6 weeks.

Lahore Qalandars have been dealt a serious blow after senior pacer Haris Rauf was ruled out of the remainder of PSL 2024 with a shoulder dislocation. The 30-year-old injured himself while taking a diving catch to dismiss Hasan Ali in Qalandars' previous game against arch-rivals Karachi Kings. As soon as he completed the catch, Rauf's instant reaction was to throw the ball away, causing confusion whether he had taken the catch cleanly or not.

Replays confirmed that the fast bowler had dived and taken control of the catch before the impact of his shoulder on the ground forced him to throw the ball away. Rauf was immediately taken off the field by Qalandars' medical staff and was seen walking with a sling attached to his shoulder - a sight which meant ominous signs for Qalandars. Latest reports suggest that Rauf will be out for a period of four to six weeks.

After an expensive couple of games to start the season, Rauf had started to find his groove in the last two games, particularly the clash against Karachi where he was Qalandars' best bowler. The pacer will now be hoping to regain full fitness ahead of Pakistan's tour of England in May where they play four T20Is ahead of the T20 World Cup.

"Haris has been a crucial asset to the team's bowling attack, and his absence will be felt," Sameen Rana, Qalandars COO told PCB. "It's not a major injury or any broken bone, but considering him as a valuable asset for Pakistan, we didn't want to risk his national prospects. Lahore Qalandars remain determined and focused on delivering strong performances in the remaining PSL matches."