NEW DELHI

Pakistan cricket team has to bear a big shock before an important game against New Zealand as their three main players have been injured during practice session.

Wahab Riaz was hit on the head by ball, after which he was taken for a scan at a private hospital. His inclusion in tomorrow’s game is still uncertain.

"The throw hit him between the neck and shoulder. He has gone for the scan just as a precautionary measure," Pakistan media manager Agha Akbar told PTI.

Asked how the throw hit him, Akbar said, "someone threw the ball and it hit him accidentally". About the left-arm pacer's condition, he said, "otherwise he is okay".

M Hafeez who did not come for the practice session due to calf pain, is also doubtful for New Zealand game. M Amir is the third among injured players. However, team management has kept a silence over his injury.

After losing to India on Saturday in a high-voltage clash at Eden Gardens, Pakistan will now look to regain the winning momentum in their next match against New Zealand, which is scheduled to take place at PCA stadium.