Injured Younis to undergo scan
Pakistan captain Younis Khan, who has picked up a finger injury during their warm-up match against Sri Lanka, will undergo a scan on Monday.cricket Updated: Sep 19, 2009 23:12 IST
Pakistan captain Younis Khan, who has picked up a finger injury during their warm-up match against Sri Lanka, will undergo a scan on Monday.
Younis had sustained a hairline fracture in the index finger of his right hand during the warm-up match at Benoni last night and an X-ray will be done to ascertain seriousness of the injury.
However, Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed was hopeful that the injury not a serious one and the skipper will be ready for their September 23 campaign opener against the West Indies.
"The injury does not look like a serious one and we are very hopeful that he would be fit for the tournament," Saeed said.
"But Younis will have another X-ray on the finger on Monday after which it will be clear when he can resume playing," he added.
Younis will miss Pakistan's next warm-up match against a local side tomorrow due to the injury.
"I have seen many players injured and am confident Younis will be able to play in the Champions Trophy. He will recover quickly," Saeed insisted.
Younis is the most experienced batsman in the team after Muhammad Yousuf and has been in good form in recent time.