Katich in doubt for Sydney Test

Simon Katich dives to avoid being run out during the Boxing Day Test.
Australia opening batsman Simon Katich is in doubt for tomorrow's second Test against Pakistan because of an elbow injury he picked up in the Melbourne Test.

Katich's NSW team-mate Phillip Hughes, who was dropped from the team after the second Ashes Test in 2009, has been placed on standby.

‘‘Simon is still working with (team physio) Alex Kountouris on the injury he picked up at the MCG,’’ a team spokesman said today.

‘‘The National Selection Panel has advised that Phillip Hughes will be flown from Melbourne to Sydney this afternoon as a standby player should Simon not be fit to take the field tomorrow morning.’’
Katich and Shane Watson have formed a strong opening combination since the axing of Hughes.
The new pairing have shared first-wicket partnerships worth 856 runs in 12 innings at an average of 71.33.

However the 21-year-old Hughes has been deemed unlucky by some fans to lose his Test spot and hit a hundred for NSW in a Sheffield Shield match against Victoria in Newcastle in December to underline his potential.

Hughes averages 52.44 in five Tests including two centuries. AAP
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