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Asad Shafiq will not be in consideration for the ODI and T20 squads for India. – File photo by AFP
Asad Shafiq will not be in consideration for the ODI and T20 squads for India. – File photo by AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan middle-order batsman Asad Shafiq’s inclusion in the limited-overs squads for India became doubtful after he sustained an injury during a domestic Twenty20 tournament in Lahore, DawnNews reported on Friday.

Shafiq, who was representing Karachi Dolphins in the country’s premier T20 competition, injured the middle finger of his left hand while fielding during a match against Bahawalpur Stags on Monday.

The injury was confirmed after he underwent scans on his left hand and has been ordered a four-week rest by doctors, a DawnNews report said.

The 26-year-old batsman from Karachi is the second player to have been ruled out of the India tour, with all-rounder Abdul Razzaq earlier being declared unfit by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) medical board.

The PCB’s selection committee is expected to announce the one-day international and Twenty20 squads for the Indian tour on Saturday.

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Mubashar Ghumman Dec 08, 2012 08:47pm
ODI Misbah(C) M.Hafeez Nasir Jamshed Younas Khan Azhar Ali Kamran Akmal Umar Akmal Shoaib Malik Shahid Afridi Haris Sohail Umar Amin Saeed Ajmal umar Gul Anwar Ali Sohail Tanveer Wahab Riaz/ Ehsan Adil
Mubashar Ghumman Dec 08, 2012 08:52pm
we are watching the performance against England
Mubashar Ghumman Dec 08, 2012 08:37pm
T20 M.Hafeez(c) Imran Nazir Ahmad Shehzad Kamran Akmal Nasir jamshed Shoaib Malik Umar Akmal Shahid Afridi Saeed ajmal Anwar Ali Umar Gul Zulfqar Baber M. Talha Sohail Tanveer Abdul Razzaq
Majid Rahaman Sk Dec 08, 2012 11:48am
My choice Pakistan squad for India tour Opener 1. Md. Hafeez 2. Nasir Jamshed 3. Awas Zia Middle Order 4. Umar Akmal 5. Younis Khan 6. Misbah Ul Haq 7. Haris Sohail Spinner 8. Raza Hasan 9. Shahid Afridi 10. Saeed Ajmal Fast Bowler 11. Aizaz Cheema 12. Umar Gul 13. Junaid Khan Wicket Keeper 14. Kamran Akmal 15. Zulqurain Haider
ahmed Dec 07, 2012 07:48pm
I believe even a half fit Razak will be a terror for oposition and he is definitely a match winning player so he should be included in the squad
Hassan Khan Dec 08, 2012 05:50am
Return of Younis back in ODI , Probably will come back at 3 behind Nasir and Hafeez and K.Akmal to be at 4, Misbah at 5, U,Akmal at 6 , Afridi at 7, Sohail Tanvir at 8 , Umar Gul at 9 , Saeed Ajmal at 10.Raza Hasan. Not my best 11 but thats what it will be in my opinion
qayyum khan Dec 08, 2012 09:29am
mohammad yousuf is a best option
Haq Dec 08, 2012 02:22am
Oh meray Allah!. Does that mean yet another chance for Imran Farhat and/or Imran Nazir or Faisal Iqbal? I sure hope not. Why dont we select talented players like Haris Sohail or Usman Salahuddin this time for a change to give boost to our youth?
Zahidsaltin Dec 07, 2012 10:04pm
Abdul Razaq injured? The man played for Lahore today and won them a near-lost match by hitting 14 runs in last 3 balls. Why are these officials always ready to drop Razzaq and still select Afridi even if he is bowling badly and making no scores.
ag Dec 07, 2012 08:10pm
He was not going to play anyways even if he is not injured.
Hindustani Dec 08, 2012 06:39am
Oh my god such a relief to Indian team that he's not playing!!!.I think we should offer prayers of thanks no provided if someone please tell us who is he anyway AND OF WHAT CONSEQUENCE TO US...even Miandad cant save pak of a drubbing at the hands of India this time round.
kirther Dec 07, 2012 04:48pm
Injury is part of the game but bad selection kills the game even before it is played. There is plenty of talent in Pakistan to off set injury set-back only if players are selected on their merit & performance.
dr. khan Dec 07, 2012 02:57pm
skeptic Dec 07, 2012 02:47pm
bad news.he is one of the few solid technique batsman in our team