Pakistan news November 22, 2011

Injured Razzaq doubtful for Bangladesh tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Abdul Razzaq, the Pakistan allrounder, is in doubt for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh after sustaining a right shoulder injury during the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Dubai on November 18.

He will be returning home and will take no further part in the rest of the series, which includes the fifth and final ODI on Wednesday and the Twenty20 on Friday. He has been advised ten days' rest, followed by rehabilitation. No replacement has been named.

"Considering his injury, the doctor has adviced him 10 days' rest," Naushad Ali told ESPNcricinfo. "He will be departing for Lahore on Wednesday where he will undergo further treatment. He is not available for the remaining matches to be played here against Sri Lanka. I don't know about his availability for the Bangladesh series but we aren't calling up any replacement while we are here."

Razzaq batted at No.3 on Friday but struggled to justify his promotion, making 6 off 16 balls. He bowled four overs for 18 runs and didn't take a wicket during Pakistan's win, and was replaced by Shoaib Malik for the next ODI in Sharjah. Razzaq's injury came to light during that match, which was also won by Pakistan, giving them the series 3-1 with a game to play.

Pakistan begin their tour of Bangladesh with a Twenty20 international on November 29, followed by three ODIs and two Tests.

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