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Asad Shafiq ruled out of India tour with injury

December 07, 2012

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.