Cricket: Nasir Jamshed's injury adds to Pakistan's woes

Published: February 12, 2013
File photo of Nasir Jamshed. PHOTO: BCCI

File photo of Nasir Jamshed. PHOTO: BCCI

CAPE TOWN: Injury woes of the Pakistan cricket team further worsened on Tuesday with opening batsman Nasir Jamshed now injured.

Before the start of the second test, Pakistan defeated the Cape Town Cobras in a practice match, however according to team manager Naveed Akram Cheema, Jamshed injured himself by spraining his heel and ankles during the game.

Cheema believed that as Jamshed’s medical reports were clear, he should be available for the second test which begins on February 14th.

Jamshed now joins the growing injury list of Pakistani players which also includes opening batsman Toufeeq Umar, fast bowler Junaid Khan and wicket-keeper Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Khan’s inclusion in the team for the next test is not confirmed yet, while fast bowler Rahat Ali is expected to make way for the tall paceman Mohammed Irfan.

Citing the teams growing difficulties and injury lists on the South African tour, the Pakistani team and management also offered sacrifice of a goat whose meat was given to the local Muslim population of Cape Town.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ozzie
    Feb 12, 2013 - 4:11PM

    pls dont send Kamran Akmal to replace Sarfraz! Enough of Akmals!


  • Omar
    Feb 12, 2013 - 7:54PM

    “Pakistani team and management also offered sacrifice of a goat”
    after the series the team management will sacrifice a bunch of scapegoats :-)


  • Omar
    Feb 12, 2013 - 7:57PM

    Plz send send Adnan Akmal. he is much batter keeper and batsman than Sarfraz. Also send Umar Akmal and Wahab Riaz as replacements. they are better than many in the current parch squad.


  • Yasir Mehmood
    Feb 12, 2013 - 9:59PM

    Now it took two players to get injured to bring Imran Farhat in the team!!!!


  • Fus
    Feb 12, 2013 - 11:06PM

    Akmal better wicket keeper than Sarfaraz…..what a joke? Akmal is the worst keep in Pakistan circket’s history.


  • ali
    Feb 13, 2013 - 4:21PM

    may they recover quickly


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