Double Injury Blow For Pakistan As Hafeez, Junaid Ruled Out

Junaid Khan appeals for a wicket
Junaid Khan will play no further part in Pakistan's series against Australia
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Pakistan fast bowler Junaid Khan will miss the rest of the One-Day International series against Australia with a knee injury and batsman Mohammad Hafeez has been ruled out of the subsequent Test series.

Left-armer Junaid broke down during practice ahead of Pakistan's 93-run defeat in the opening match in Sharjah.

MRI scans revealed an injury serious enough to rule him out of action for between four and six weeks.

He will miss the remaining two ODIs as well as the two-match Test series and fellow left-armer Sohail Tanvir has been called up as his replacement.

Tanvir has played two Tests, 58 ODIs and 40 Twenty20 Internationals, the last of his ODIs coming against Sri Lanka in December 2013.

Hafeez, who split the webbing on his left hand before the series began, has now been ruled out of the Test series as well.

The opening Test in Dubai begins on 22nd October and the second game is in Abu Dhabi on 30th October.

Pakistan ODI squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Irfan, Raza Hasan, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Amin, Wahab Riaz, Zulfiqar Babar

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