Injury blow for Sami

samiPaceman Mohammad Sami’s hopes of making a Pakistan comeback in the series against the West Indies received a blow on Tuesday when the fast bowler suffered from a thumb injury ahead of a two-day game against the tourists in Lahore.

Sami got injured while playing in a Patron’s Trophy match and will have to miss a two-day game against the West Indies starting from today at Lahore’s Bagh-e-Jinnah.

The Karachi-based pacer was scheduled to take the new ball for the Patron’s XI in the warm-up match ahead of the opening Test pencilled in from November 11 here at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Sami has been replaced by young fast bowler Irshad Ali in the local side.

Sami, spearheaded Pakistan’s bowling attack in the first three Tests during the tour of England, but was unable to impress much even in the absence of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif this summer. He was dropped from the Champions Trophy and was overlooked again for the first two Tests against the West Indies.

However, a top official had said Sami could be considered for the final Test in Karachi if he managed to give good performance in domestic matches.
Source:The News

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Written by Team CricketViewer on November 8th, 2006 with no comments.
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