Afghan paceman Wafadar ruled out of Asia Cup

7 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Wafadar, the Afghanistan fast bowler, has been ruled out of Asia Cup 2018 after he sustained a back injury during training, reports

According to the Afghanistan Cricket Board, Wafadar had a “nerve depression in his back” and was “advised rest for six weeks” by doctors. His return will be carefully managed thereafter.

Wafadar will be replaced by Yamin Ahmadzai, who was already with the squad as a reserve player.

Wafadar, 18, was one of three uncapped players in Afghanistan’s 17-man squad for the tournament. He first came to prominence during Afghanistan’s maiden Test against India in Bengaluru in June.