Umar Akmal suffers injury scare

The Pakistani middle order Batsman Umar Akmal suffered a finger injury scare ahead of Pakistan’s World Cup clash against Zimbabwe on Monday.

Umar, who is expected to replace his brother Kamran behind the stumps for the Group A clash in Kandy, took a blow to the fingers during practice on Friday. However, the team manager Intikhab Alam said scans revealed he suffered no fracture. However his brother Kamran who had a bad game against New Zealand in their lost effort, will be behind the stumps once again on Monday.

“Umar hurt his index finger in the right hand while practicing on Thursday and we rested him as precaution. His scans were all clear,” Alam told AFP.Umar has experience behind the stumps after he kept wicket during three Twenty20 games against New Zealand last year as well as an ODI against South Africa.

For Pakistan who now has lost one game sees tomorrow’s match as an opportunity to place themselves well in the second round and will be looking for a steady total which will place them in good stead in the final run rate.

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