Injured Mohammad Aamer unlikely to play in remaining series against Australia

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Sydney, Jan. 25 (ANI): Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamer is unlikely to participate in the remaining matches of the one-day series against Australia due to a groin injury.

"Aamer is doubtful for the remaining matches because he is suffering from a groin problem. He had similar problem during the Test series. He has a torn muscle in the groin and will be needing treatment over the next few days," The News quoted Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam, as saying.

Alam said the team management is yet to receive Aamer's MRI reports, and the gravity of the injury will be known only then.

"We are expecting to receive the report soon and will then be in a better decision to decide whether Aamer can play any more matches on this tour," he said.

Aamer, 17, has quickly established himself as one of Pakistan's main strike bowlers after making his international debut against Sri Lanka last year.

He has taken 23 wickets in 13 ODIs at an average of 21.17.

The youngster created quite a stir last December when he collected a five-wicket haul in the first Test against Australia in Melbourne. But he missed the second Test in Sydney because of the groin problem.

Aamer's injury has come at a time when Pakistan is still sweating over the availability of their chief strikeer Mohammad Asif.

Alam is hopeful that Asif will be fit to play the third ODI in Adelaide on Tuesday.

"Asif was hit hard on his thumb but he is recovering and we are hoping that he will play in Adelaide," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, January 25, 2010, 15:39 [IST]
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