In a big blow to the Pakistan Super League franchise Islamabad United, all-rounder Faheem Ashram is all set to miss their upcoming matches owing to an injury. It is being reported that Ashraf will miss at least the next three games after splitting the webbing between his index finger and thumb on his left hand during their five-wicket loss to the Lahore Qalandars on Wednesday.
Notably, Ashraf sustained the injury while he was stationed at the short fine leg position during the fifth over of the run chase being bowled by Hasan Ai. Ashraf had already bowled two overs by then also picking up the big wicket of Fakhar Zaman.
"Faheem suffered a laceration to the base of the left thumb. Suturing was completed in the ER, he was given antibiotics and paracetamol and discharged into our care," United physio Jason Pilgrim said in a statement.
Missed a major chunk of the game but completed his overs
Although the right-arm pacer missed the majority of the match as he was getting medical attention, the umpires and match referee allowed him to bowl his remaining two overs seeing the nature of his injury. He did not even come back to field in between the 14th and the 17th over of the innings. Overall, Ashraf finished with figures of 4-0-31-1. United will now look at Muhammad Musa or Akif Javed to fill his void in the lower middle order. The 27-year-old has been a regular member of the side since 2018.