Injured Taufeeq Umar ruled out of Test series against South Africa

The left-handed Jamshed, who also hit two back-to-back hundreds in the ODI series in India, will make his Test debut on Friday although he won his Pakistan cap in a ODI way back in 2008.

updated: January 31, 2013 13:14 IST
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Karachi: Experienced Pakistan opener, Taufeeq Umar has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa and will be returning home due to a shin injury.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Wednesday that Taufeeq will be replaced by another left handed opener, Imran Farhat, who is being sent to possibly join the team before the first test begins from Friday in Johannesburg.

"The team management has informed us that the injury Taufeeq sustained during nets is of serious nature and after MRI scans doctors have advised him three to four weeks rest to make a complete recovery," an official said.

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