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Former cricketer Inzamamul Haq has questioned the fitness of middle-order batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Haris Sohail ahead of Pakistan’s limited overs series against England.

Sohail was feeling slight pain in his right leg and, as such, did not take part in practice sessions scheduled on 5 and 6 July in Derby. Haris had also missed the intra-squad practice matches due to the same injury last week

The left-handed batsman has already started his rehabilitation and will undergo an MRI scan on 6 July in Cardiff, following which decision on his availability for the 8 July ODI against England will be made.

“Sohaib Maqsood has given good performance but there is an issue with his fitness. I don’t know how he will survive in 50 overs cricket. He has done well in T20s but he hasn’t played 50-over cricket for a while so it will be difficult for him,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.

“Haris Sohail is also making a comeback into the team after a long time. Saud Shakeel and Agha Salman are new and inexperienced. It was our good luck that our top-order did well in South Africa but we can’t depend on them all the time. So I think our middle-order is weak,” he added.

 The three-match ODI series between Pakistan and England which is also part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League will commence from Cardiff on 8 July.

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