Pakistan paceman Junaid Khan was ruled out of the teamâ€™s tour of Bangladesh after injuring his abdominal muscle during the fifth and final one-day against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old left-arm paceman had a MRI scan after he felt pain during his three-over spell in the match, which revealed a partial tear.
â€œThe scan revealed a partial tear of the abdominal muscle which requires six weeks of rest,â€ said assistant team manager Naushad Ali. â€œHe is out of the Bangladesh tour and needs rehabilitation.â€ Khanâ€™s injury is the second blow to Pakistan after allrounder Abdul Razzaq was Tuesday ruled out of the tour with a shoulder injury.
Pakistan have already announced a 16-man squad for the tour of Bangladesh where they play one Twenty20 match, three one-day internationals and two Tests, starting with the Twenty20 in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Ali said Pakistan Cricket Boardâ€™s selection committee would in time name replacements for the injured duo.
Khan, who made his Test debut on the tour of Zimbabwe in September this year, has so far played four Tests, nine one-day internationals and two Twenty20s.