Hasan Ali
Pakistan's Hasan Ali (right) has been ruled out of the first T20 match against England today. Image Credit: AP

Islamabad: Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has been ruled out of today’s first Twenty20 international against England because of a leg injury.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said Ali has been pulled out of the game at Nottingham “as a precautionary measure due to a strain in his left leg.”

Second-string team

The right-arm fast bowler picked up the injury during Pakistan’s training session yesterday and his injury will be reassessed ahead of the second T20 at Leeds on Sunday.

England’s second-string team whitewashed Pakistan 3-0 in the ODI series. Ali took a five-wicket haul in the second ODI at Lord’s but Pakistan batsmen failed to chase down the 248-run target and lost by 52 runs.