LAHORE – All rounder Bilawal Bhatti added to Pakistan team squad for New Zealand tour as Junaid suffered a hamstring injury when he slipped during a training camp at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Injured Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan will not be going to New Zealand to play two one-day internationals against NZ ahead of the World Cup 2015.
Sources said on Tuesday that depending on Bhatti’s performance during the two matches, he could be included for the final World Cup squad.
Pakistan team will leave for New Zealand to attend he upcoming Cricket World Cup but Junaid Khan’s participation is now doubtful.
Junai Khan will not part part of Pakistan eleven against New Zealand. Pakistan Board is thinking to put Bilawal Bhatti instead of Junaid Khan for World Cup.
According to source Misbah ul Haq wants Sohail Tanveer in squad.
Junaid had sustained injured to his right thigh and left elbow after he slipped during the team’s practice session in Lahore.
PCB’s General Manager Sports Medicine Dr Sohail Saleem said that pain in Junaid’s right thigh was non-radiating and was confined to an area of 4×4 centimeters just below the hip, adding that there was no discoloration or change in the temperature in the said area.
“For the correct prognosis, he was put through an MRI scan today which came out to be normal,” said Dr Saleem.
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board spokes person said that pace bowler Junaid Khan MRI test come normal and he will be leaving with the Pakistan team to New Zealand as planned, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Friday evening.
Post MRI scan after Junaid’s injury during camp training on Thursday (January 15), PCB’s Dr Sohail Saleem has declared him fit for the New Zealand tour prior to the World Cup. Dr Sohail, PCB’s general manager sports medicine, based at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), said in statement: “Junaid approached us with pain in his right thigh and left elbow after he had a fall while bowling in the nets Thursday.
Pain in the right thigh was non-radiating and was confined to an area of 4×4 centimeters just below the hip. There was no discoloration or change in the temperature in the said area. On testing damage to the hamstrings was suspected. In order to reach correct prognosis, he was put through MRI scan which came out to be normal.
We have put him on local conservative management. He has already been feeling better. We expect him to travel to New Zealand as planned without any problem.”.
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