Pakistan v West Indies, Abu Dhabi November 9, 2008

Jamshed to miss one-dayers against West Indies

Cricinfo staff


Khurram Manzoor has been named as Nasir Jamshed's replacement © AFP
 

Nasir Jamshed, the Pakistan batsman, will miss the ODI series against the West Indies after all, after he woke up on the morning of Pakistan's departure with high fever. His place as opener in the squad has been taken by Karachi batsman Khurram Manzoor, a board statement said.

Jamshed's availability had been in doubt since the 15-man squad was announced. He had only just recovered from malaria when he was included in the squad and questions were immediately raised about the wisdom of such a decision. But the board's medical team cleared him to play earlier in the week and he took a full part in the squad's two-day training camp in Karachi recently.

Jamshed has impressed with four half-centuries in his nine ODIs, while Khurram Manzoor has played a solitary one-dayer, making 50 against Zimbabwe earlier this year, and is a prolific domestic scorer. He made an unbeaten hundred on Saturday for Sind against Punjab in the Pentangular Cup.


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