Nasir Jamshed, the Pakistan opener, has been ruled out of next month’s Sri Lanka tour after fracturing his left index finger, sidelining him for four to six weeks. He had been part of the ODI and Twenty20 squads for the Sri Lanka tour. The PCB hasn’t named a replacement for Jamshed yet.
He sustained the injury from a club cricket match that earlier presumed a minor injury but was later revealed to be a fracture.
Jamshed, 22, had made a comeback to the Pakistan side during the Asia Cup, after an absence of nearly three years. He had a successful tournament, scoring a hundred in the crunch match against India.
“He is out of action due to his finger injury,” Nadeem Sarwar, PCB GM media, told reporters on the first day of Pakistan’s training camp at the Gaddafi Stadium. “He picked up the fracture during a club match last week and wasn’t able to join the camp. His doctor has advised a four to six weeks rest and hence ruled out of the entire Sri Lanka series. There is no immediate replacement called to cover up him.”
Injuries and illness have disrupted Jamshed’s career previously as well. He debuted in 2008 and was beginning to establish himself in the side when he was laid low by a fever ahead of the ODI series against West Indies in Abu Dhabi. He was later selected for the one-dayers against Australia in 2009 but after the first ODI – his first match for Pakistan in more than nine months – he suffered a hamstring injury ruling him out of the rest of the series.