Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir has suffered a shin injury in the ongoing 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai. He will be out of action for the next two to three weeks which means that he’ll miss the ODI series versus Sri Lanka to be played after the completion of the Test series.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed Amir’s injury to his right shin through a statement. He will not bowl in the ongoing Test but will come out to bat only if necessary.
“The fast bowler has been advised two to three weeks rest after he underwent an MRI scan today following complains of pain in his right shin,” a PCB statement said. “Amir will not bowl in the ongoing Test match at the Dubai Cricket Stadium but would be available to bat.”
Mohammad Amir was in discomfort while bowling on day 1 and had to leave the field midway through the over after which the leg-spinner Yasir Shah completed the over. He was under observation as the team management informed that he was feeling pain in his left shin.
On day 2, he took the field again but once more, felt discomfort while bowling the 11th over of the day. The left-hander was again taken off the field post which he was taken for an MRI scan where the injury to his right shin was revealed. Amir will not take part in the ODI series and as his replacement, 23-year-old Usman Khan Shinwari will join the side.
It has been a tough series for Amir as he has failed to make any impact so far. In the first Test in Abu Dhabi, he went wicketless after bowling 39 overs and conceded 90 runs. In the first innings of the second Test, the pacer managed to pick up just one wicket giving away 74 runs from 19.3 overs.