Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test, Lahore, 4th day October 11, 2007

Asif doubtful for ODI series

Cricinfo staff

Mohammad Asif bowled only four overs during South Africa's second innings in Lahore © AFP

Mohammad Asif is a doubtful starter for the ODI series against South Africa - commencing next week - due to an elbow injury. Asif will also not bowl any further during the second Test in Lahore.

Asif went off the field on the third day of the Test, after having bowled four overs, with what was thought to be a recurrence of an elbow problem that has bothered him since last year's tour of England.

Talat Ali, Pakistan's manager, said Asif had sought medical advice and been told to not bowl for the next week. "There is a light inflammation in the elbow. He can do his normal training but he has been advised by the doctor to not bowl for the next week."

Though Ali added that Asif should be fit, the ODI series begins in Lahore from October 18, which gives Asif little time to get match-fit.