Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2012 May 16, 2012

Injured Jamshed out of Sri Lanka tour

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Nasir Jamshed, the Pakistan opener, has been ruled out of next month's Sri Lanka tour after fracturing his left index finger, sidelining him for four to six weeks. He had been part of the ODI and Twenty20 squads for the Sri Lanka tour. The PCB hasn't named a replacement for Jamshed yet.

He sustained the injury from a club cricket match that earlier presumed a minor injury but was later revealed to be a fracture.

Jamshed, 22, had made a comeback to the Pakistan side during the Asia Cup, after an absence of nearly three years. He had a successful tournament, scoring a hundred in the crunch match against India.

"He is out of action due to his finger injury," Nadeem Sarwar, PCB GM media, told reporters on the first day of Pakistan's training camp at the Gaddafi Stadium. "He picked up the fracture during a club match last week and wasn't able to join the camp. His doctor has advised a four to six weeks rest and hence ruled out of the entire Sri Lanka series. There is no immediate replacement called to cover up him."

Injuries and illness have disrupted Jamshed's career previously as well. He debuted in 2008 and was beginning to establish himself in the side when he was laid low by a fever ahead of the ODI series against West Indies in Abu Dhabi. He was later selected for the one-dayers against Australia in 2009 but after the first ODI - his first match for Pakistan in more than nine months - he suffered a hamstring injury ruling him out of the rest of the series.

Edited by Siddarth Ravindran

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent

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  • on May 19, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    imran nazir can be good for t20I. But, he does not have the technical base established for ODIs. I dont know why you guys want him back so much. Bring him back for t20s only.

  • Nawab-Mansour-Ali-Khan on May 19, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    I really do believe hat the opening slot should be given to Ahmad Shahzad, he should be entitled to a descent run within the side, he has plenty of talent and gaining international exposure will refine his skills and improve him generally as a player. How on earth Imran farhat is still there is truely a miracle, he has been tried and tested over the years hence no success whatsoever and still the Pakistan board persist with him, its a shame! For sure Imran Nazir needs to be given an opportunity within the T20 side such a aggressive and talented player should really be harnessed and utilized by Pakistan but unfortunately they keep him on the sidelines. Lets just jope and pray that the best players for pakistan can be selecetd in the near future.

  • on May 18, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    My T-20 team 1)Imran nazir 2)Ahmed shehzad 3)Mohammed Hafeez 4)Haris sohail 5)Umar akmal 6)Shakeel ansar 7)Shahid afridi(C) 8)Hammad azam 9)Umar gul 10)Mohammed sami 11)Saeed ajmal and sometimes give Reza hasan chance instead ajmal.

  • AnotherCricketer on May 17, 2012, 21:43 GMT

    Imran Farhat is picked when he has nothing to show for it. Had the picks were based on merit, Ahmed Shehzad would have been ahead. While Imran Nazir could be an option, however, based on the recent performances, Ahmed Shehzad would still be a better option.

  • on May 17, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    yes bring back imran nazir/abdul razzaq/kamran akmal spacial for test mohamad yousaf pleas world cup is so close.

  • Bilal6516 on May 17, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    @imtiaz-jamal...very good point..i am really imrpessed with your comparison. imran nazir have also took 80 wickets in ODI with ave of 33.77 and economy rate of 4.11 plus imran nazir can bowl with new ball as well. it is unfair to keep out no. 1 allroudner like imran nazir out of pakistani team. i agree with you.

  • Sinhaya on May 17, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    Surely call up Usman Salahuddin or Babar Azam at least now!!

  • on May 17, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    inshALLAH imran nazir wil b select ! for t20 n as wel as for ODI 2

  • imtiaz-jamal on May 17, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    @Raul786 Non other than he is Your current T20 Captain and so called Future ODI's Captain Professor Hafeez. His average is just 27 plus after 99 ODI'S international and 20.44 in T20's, if he deserved a Captain spot, then after so much improvisation why not Imran Nazir ? we don't say that select him in ODI's atleast select him in T20's. He is the world's most dangerous t20 batsman and crowed puller after Chris Gayle.

  • on May 17, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    yeah, now u can select Imran Nazir as his replacement !!!

  • on May 19, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    imran nazir can be good for t20I. But, he does not have the technical base established for ODIs. I dont know why you guys want him back so much. Bring him back for t20s only.

  • Nawab-Mansour-Ali-Khan on May 19, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    I really do believe hat the opening slot should be given to Ahmad Shahzad, he should be entitled to a descent run within the side, he has plenty of talent and gaining international exposure will refine his skills and improve him generally as a player. How on earth Imran farhat is still there is truely a miracle, he has been tried and tested over the years hence no success whatsoever and still the Pakistan board persist with him, its a shame! For sure Imran Nazir needs to be given an opportunity within the T20 side such a aggressive and talented player should really be harnessed and utilized by Pakistan but unfortunately they keep him on the sidelines. Lets just jope and pray that the best players for pakistan can be selecetd in the near future.

  • on May 18, 2012, 6:57 GMT

    My T-20 team 1)Imran nazir 2)Ahmed shehzad 3)Mohammed Hafeez 4)Haris sohail 5)Umar akmal 6)Shakeel ansar 7)Shahid afridi(C) 8)Hammad azam 9)Umar gul 10)Mohammed sami 11)Saeed ajmal and sometimes give Reza hasan chance instead ajmal.

  • AnotherCricketer on May 17, 2012, 21:43 GMT

    Imran Farhat is picked when he has nothing to show for it. Had the picks were based on merit, Ahmed Shehzad would have been ahead. While Imran Nazir could be an option, however, based on the recent performances, Ahmed Shehzad would still be a better option.

  • on May 17, 2012, 14:27 GMT

    yes bring back imran nazir/abdul razzaq/kamran akmal spacial for test mohamad yousaf pleas world cup is so close.

  • Bilal6516 on May 17, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    @imtiaz-jamal...very good point..i am really imrpessed with your comparison. imran nazir have also took 80 wickets in ODI with ave of 33.77 and economy rate of 4.11 plus imran nazir can bowl with new ball as well. it is unfair to keep out no. 1 allroudner like imran nazir out of pakistani team. i agree with you.

  • Sinhaya on May 17, 2012, 13:06 GMT

    Surely call up Usman Salahuddin or Babar Azam at least now!!

  • on May 17, 2012, 13:02 GMT

    inshALLAH imran nazir wil b select ! for t20 n as wel as for ODI 2

  • imtiaz-jamal on May 17, 2012, 12:26 GMT

    @Raul786 Non other than he is Your current T20 Captain and so called Future ODI's Captain Professor Hafeez. His average is just 27 plus after 99 ODI'S international and 20.44 in T20's, if he deserved a Captain spot, then after so much improvisation why not Imran Nazir ? we don't say that select him in ODI's atleast select him in T20's. He is the world's most dangerous t20 batsman and crowed puller after Chris Gayle.

  • on May 17, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    yeah, now u can select Imran Nazir as his replacement !!!

  • on May 17, 2012, 9:48 GMT

    please select the Imran Nazir in ODI & T 20.. he is the most attacking batsman in Pak..

  • on May 17, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    Replace him with Imran Nazir.He is a good Player of T20 Tournament. Plz................plz.................plz..................................................

  • on May 17, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    PCB should replace Imran Nazir for Nasir Jamshed! What do you think?

  • Raul786 on May 17, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    people who are ssuppoortiing imran nazir for ODI live in fools peradise, Tell me any single opening player from any good team who has played 80 matches and averages 24????

  • on May 17, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    there are enough openers already in teh t20 team...

  • dani1 on May 17, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    IS ANYONE FROM PCB READING ALL THS....? WHOLE NATION WANTS IMRAN NAZIR BACK AND PLZ DONT EVEN THINK OF BRINGING FARHAT BACK..

  • PakFan1209 on May 17, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    Imran Nazir or Ahmed Shehzad should be replaced

  • on May 17, 2012, 6:46 GMT

    I say please replace imran nazir he is verry verry gd player plz plz plz insert to P.C.team.

  • on May 17, 2012, 5:39 GMT

    I M FROM KASHMIR BUT I M ALWAYS SPORTED PAKISTAN ,I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY PCB NOT INTERESTED IN IMRAM NAZIR, IMRAM NAZIR IS BEST PLAYER IN T20 AND ODI AND BEST FILDER,PCB SHOULD THING ABOUT IMRAM NAZIR I HOPE SO.

  • on May 17, 2012, 4:48 GMT

    sad news..... but i hope ahmed shehzad now replaced him. he deserves an ODI break now

  • on May 17, 2012, 4:39 GMT

    imraan nazir ...................................................

  • usmancrazy24 on May 17, 2012, 4:24 GMT

    sad new, now there should be imran nazir in the side :)

  • waqar123guru on May 17, 2012, 4:20 GMT

    open up the eyes and look his last years performance and also consecutive last 3 years performance............he is an asset to pakistan's team...........dont spoil him please...........Adil from Is

  • naeemhussain on May 17, 2012, 3:55 GMT

    Very sad news he is such good player and solid opener Pakistan needed.

  • on May 17, 2012, 0:19 GMT

    Imran Nazir, scoring 390 runs in BPL averaging 44 with a tournament SR of 156 2nd only to Chris Gayle and receiving man of the match award for final match; Scoring 191 runs in Faysal Bank S-8 T20 averaging 48 with tournament SR of 172 scoring 41 of 20 in final match, clearly deserves a spot in T20 team. So imran Nazir for T20 and Ahmad Shehzad For ODI must replace Injured Nasir Jamshed!!

  • Syed_imran_abbas on May 16, 2012, 21:44 GMT

    sad news.. he is gud player.. imran nazir or kamran akmal should be in for replacements

  • Afridipak on May 16, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    RePlce HIM with imran nazir in T20 and Ahmed shehzad in odis

  • on May 16, 2012, 21:14 GMT

    Please send Imran Nazir..please please please..

  • on May 16, 2012, 20:04 GMT

    i m a bangladeshi....i dont know why the PCB didn't pic Imran Nazir....he is really good now....

  • on May 16, 2012, 19:54 GMT

    he shoul replace imran nazir because it is hard hittimg batsman

  • on May 16, 2012, 19:39 GMT

    I think Imran Nazir is a very likely replacement

  • I.F.Butt on May 16, 2012, 19:18 GMT

    Totally agree with M. Adil Mirza. Sharjeel Khan is a great talented player. He will be the best replacement, a young aggressive yet classy left hand batsman. PCB time to bring him in the scene!

  • Crazy4cricket40 on May 16, 2012, 19:13 GMT

    why everyone is even thinking abt Farhat? I don't see his name anyware in whole article at all. I m sure, it won't be him. If he is then, all local fans in pakistan needs to something abt PCB. To me it would be or should be either Imran nazir or ahmed sahezad for T20 and Hammad or abdur razzaq(i think he still deserve a chance) for ODIs. I m in canada so don't really know any new talent in pakistan domestic cricket. I also make duaa for Jamshed to recover soon and join team again. Aamin....One More option...WHT ABT KAMRAN AKAMAL AS AN OPENER ONLY (NOT AS A WICKETKEEPER), if he is really cleared by icc or pcb.

  • on May 16, 2012, 18:56 GMT

    PCB listen to the Pakistanis ..... We want Imran Nazir back in Pakistan team !

  • on May 16, 2012, 18:55 GMT

    Inside out...........Sharjeel Khan is the key now........He should be called in immediately as he deserves more than anyone.............open up the eyes and look his last years performance and also consecutive last 3 years performance............he is an asset to pakistan's team...........dont spoil him please...........Adil from Islamabad........

  • amjadani on May 16, 2012, 18:47 GMT

    Plz Plz PCB Khuda k liye Replace this loss with Imran Nazir,,,,,,, why you cant see him playing BPL, Pak t 20 series,, he was Man of the Match both occasions and his Performance was excellent throughout all seasons....Imran farhat got more chances than any other opener of Pakistan history.... he failed.....

  • on May 16, 2012, 18:40 GMT

    Please bring "Imran Nazir" is one of the great player of T20. Should be there in Pak T20i squad.

  • s.a.91 on May 16, 2012, 18:39 GMT

    WHY CAN'T PCB SEE IMRAN NAZIR? :@ This is SOOO annoying :@

  • rajwanii on May 16, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    nasir jamshed is the best opener wid hafeez in limited overs cricket...khalid latif shd be given the chance...farhat?????lol....dis guy has no self respect....the whole country knoes he is a burden to the team,yet he cums bak...lol

  • on May 16, 2012, 18:15 GMT

    he should be replaced by imran farhat good for pakistan cricket because he is a dependable batsman.

  • wnwn on May 16, 2012, 18:14 GMT

    Shahzaib Hasan is a like for like replacement.

  • on May 16, 2012, 18:10 GMT

    IMRAN NAZIR IS THE BEST REPLACEMENT FOR NASIR JAMSHED INSTEAD OF GIVING CHANCE TO IMRAN FARHAT.

  • on May 16, 2012, 18:09 GMT

    ahmad shahzad shud his replacement or babar azam.......plz dun bring imran farhat!!!

  • Kak-mal_Khan on May 16, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    I like to take stance with my fellow Pakistan & knowledgable cricket fans and request that Imran Nazir be drafted in for Twenty20 purposes only, his batting is not consistent enough to warrant a place in ODI team - but an exceptional fielder nonetheless, this guy was like Jonty Rhodes at times, people forget this element of Imran's game. For ODI, there has to be a case to let Shahid Afridi open, he can go first up and intimidate the opposition. Despite his increasing number of failures, I always hold hope whenever he enters the arena to bat, why? maybe because the crowd start screaming and commentators talk up his game in excitement, but more often than not he fails to deliver at crucial moments batting down at no.6

  • fawad22 on May 16, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Imran nazir please , by the way 40 run over in hong kong , He is not a bowler + it wasnt international cricket not even domestic

  • ifabbas on May 16, 2012, 16:51 GMT

    imran nazir should not be in team, he should have to improve his temprament.

  • on May 16, 2012, 16:31 GMT

    no imarn farhat but ahmed shahzad plz

  • on May 16, 2012, 15:48 GMT

    I think shouuld be replace Imran nazir in T20. Wake PCB World Cup is very near.

  • billbowden311 on May 16, 2012, 15:02 GMT

    Why did Jamshed do a stupid act like that!! He is the future of Pakistani ODI batting and he had batted really well during the Asia cup, so why does he do this! Now we might see Farhat or Azhar ali opening the batting SHOOT!! There go the chances of an ODI series victory. Please PCB do something sensible and call on Ahmed Shehzad or Imran Nazir!! PLEASE!!!!

  • on May 16, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    NO FARHAT in his place.. plz NO

  • saabir786 on May 16, 2012, 14:25 GMT

    blessing in disguise for pak team now bring A Shehzad or I nazir or Sharjeel Khan and plz dont bring farhat,toufeequmar, or yasir Hammed

  • Nasir_Islam on May 16, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    If he is really injured then the replacement should be Imran Nazir and not imran Farhat.Nasir Jamshed sholud be given a chance after fitness.

  • on May 16, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    imran nazir or ahmed shehzad plz !!!

  • on May 16, 2012, 14:04 GMT

    OMG.......They Great Legendary Imran Farhat will replce Jamshed. I hope selectors Pick Ahmed Shehzad as an opener in ODIS. Otherwise we must prepare our self to bear the burden of Imran Farhat.

  • on May 16, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Please bring IMRAN NAZIR!! I WISH SOMEONE ACTUALLY LISTENED TO US!! :@

  • on May 16, 2012, 13:55 GMT

    I don't think Imran Nazir should ever play after his horrific 48 run over in Hong Kong.

  • on May 16, 2012, 13:53 GMT

    replcament must be IMRAN NAZIR

  • LEOFURQAN86 on May 16, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    its ok he will come back soon Inshallah but PCB should be replace him with Imran Nazir in T20 and ODI pls pcb think about Imran Nazir

  • on May 16, 2012, 13:50 GMT

    Imran Nazir is on great form so he should repleced jamsid.

  • sunnysaeed on May 16, 2012, 13:48 GMT

    I think they have to give a chance to Imran Nazir as he just finished his Domestic T20 Championship and his team Won the title , He is still better then many players in team , atleast once he click there is never stop.

  • on May 16, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    That means that the ''GREAT FARHAT'' will play.What selectors see in him that they give him the chance after couple of Series.But feel sorry for this youngster.

  • on May 16, 2012, 13:38 GMT

    It will cause Pakistan double loss, one Nasir won't be available, two Imran Farhat will be playing once again.

  • on May 16, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    sad news for pakistan cricket

  • Zahidsaltin on May 16, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    This lad has really been very unlucky. I hope PCB will not just forget him in the comming assignments. Shahzaib Hassan should be picked to replace him in T20 and Usman Sallahudin should replace him in ODIs

  • Z.Saleem on May 16, 2012, 13:08 GMT

    and he does it again. Every time Nasir has been picked-up in the squad he drops out due to illness/injury. This probably clears the way for Imran Farhat yet again!

  • crazier on May 16, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    i feel really sad that jamshed got injured and i wish he will get back into the side after getting fit. And i wish pcb does not behave like before to exlclude him after this which they did earlier.

  • Just_Love_Cricket on May 16, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    Injured or asked to rest to make place for a certain nephew of one of the selectors ?????

  • waheed on May 16, 2012, 12:46 GMT

    ok now bring Imran Nazir on his place

  • on May 16, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    Hope the replacement is IMRAN NAZIR

  • Stark62 on May 16, 2012, 12:42 GMT

    Oh great!

    Prepare for the arrival of Taufeeq and Farhat in the playing 11.

    I would love it, if Shezhad is chosen but I think the Pak team has become a team for pensioners and youngsters will not be allowed or even talents like SADAF or N. Yasin.

  • AB-14 on May 16, 2012, 12:35 GMT

    i think so nasir should be replaced by imran nazir

  • Raul786 on May 16, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    Bring in Khalid Latif or Ahmed Shazad for one day and Imran Nazir for T20

  • far.ayub on May 16, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    get well soon..................... and back in the team............and perform again........

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Unlucky fellow. He is one of the rare Pakistani Openers who is capable of playing his shots along with strong defence. I would love to see him in the team

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    I fear another 'parchi player' may not be named as replacement!I wish Hammad Azam be named as replacement as he deserves a chance after being a part of successful campaign of ODI in Asia Cup!

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    Replace him with Imran Nazir !!!!!! its about time

  • Amin92 on May 16, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    Who is going to be the replacement in ODIs? I know that Ahmed Shezad will replace in T20s. It's not that I don't want him(Ahmed Shezad) to play ODI's but is he a good choice for ODIs??

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    I bet Imran Farhat has somehting to do with it. I can't understand, how is he selected and now when Nasir Jamshed is out, he has the chance again. God help Pakistan cricket.

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    very sad for him and Pakistan. he's been in the best of forms during the Asia cup

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    Brin in Imran NAzir plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Is it Blessing in Discuise, If PCB wants know, they can name Imran Nazir as a replacement, which every Pakistani want. good luck Jamashed for recovery

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  • on May 16, 2012, 11:02 GMT

    Is it Blessing in Discuise, If PCB wants know, they can name Imran Nazir as a replacement, which every Pakistani want. good luck Jamashed for recovery

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:08 GMT

    Brin in Imran NAzir plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    very sad for him and Pakistan. he's been in the best of forms during the Asia cup

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:13 GMT

    I bet Imran Farhat has somehting to do with it. I can't understand, how is he selected and now when Nasir Jamshed is out, he has the chance again. God help Pakistan cricket.

  • Amin92 on May 16, 2012, 11:20 GMT

    Who is going to be the replacement in ODIs? I know that Ahmed Shezad will replace in T20s. It's not that I don't want him(Ahmed Shezad) to play ODI's but is he a good choice for ODIs??

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:24 GMT

    Replace him with Imran Nazir !!!!!! its about time

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:25 GMT

    I fear another 'parchi player' may not be named as replacement!I wish Hammad Azam be named as replacement as he deserves a chance after being a part of successful campaign of ODI in Asia Cup!

  • on May 16, 2012, 11:37 GMT

    Unlucky fellow. He is one of the rare Pakistani Openers who is capable of playing his shots along with strong defence. I would love to see him in the team

  • far.ayub on May 16, 2012, 12:15 GMT

    get well soon..................... and back in the team............and perform again........

  • Raul786 on May 16, 2012, 12:23 GMT

    Bring in Khalid Latif or Ahmed Shazad for one day and Imran Nazir for T20