Asif out of Lord's Test with elbow injury
Shoaib Malik, who also had a cortisone injection for a similar complaint, is doubtful for 1st Test.india Updated: Jul 13, 2006 14:43 IST
Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Asif has been ruled out of the first Test against England starting at Lord's on Thursday after failing to recover from an elbow injury.
"He hasn't reacted properly to an injection so he will be out," Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer told reporters on Wednesday.
Woolmer said opener Shoaib Malik, who also had a cortisone injection for a similar complaint, was doubtful for the opening match in the four-Test series.