Mohammad Nawaz, the outstanding all-rounder for the Quetta Gladiators, has been ruled out for the remainder of the competition owing to a foot ailment. The 27-year-old has a navicular bone fracture, which will preclude him from participating in the current edition of the PSL. With Nawaz out of action for an extended period of time, not only will the Gladiators be in trouble, but he will also put the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a pickle since he was a key figure in their plans.

On Tuesday, the Quetta Gladiators beat the Lahore Qalandars by seven wickets in a Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 match, thanks to explosive opener Jason Roy’s quickfire 116 runs off only 57 deliveries, which enabled them to cross the finish line in a high-scoring thriller. Quetta is currently in fourth place in the points table, with two wins and four points, thanks to this victory. The franchise, on the other hand, has suffered a major setback as they attempt to keep their knockout chances alive.

While the exact length of the all-absence rounder’s is unknown, Pakistani writer Saj Saddiq has estimated that he would be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. At the same time, the injury to the young player will require the PCB to find a substitute for the next three-match Test series against Australia. For the first time since the 1998 war, the Australians were to visit Pakistan. The Quetta Gladiators are scheduled to play Islamabad United at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Saturday.