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Shin injury makes Amir unavailable with the ball in Dubai Test
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Shin injury makes Amir unavailable with the ball in Dubai Test

Mohammad Amir will not bowl in the ongoing pink-ball Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Dubai and will miss the upcoming five-match ODI series against the Islanders due to a stress-related injury in his right shin that he sustained during the first day’s play.


The pacer limped off the ground in the final moments of day one - leaving his 17th over incomplete – and left the field again during the first session on the second day after he aggravated his injury while bowling. He was taken for an MRI scan subsequently.


Amir moved the ball prodigiously in the first and the last sessions on day one and picked up the wicket of debutant Sadeera Samarawickrama - his only wicket in the two-match series - in his 19.3 overs.


“The fast bowler has been advised two to three weeks’ rest after he underwent an MRI scan today following complains of pain in his right shin,” the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.


“Amir will not bowl in the ongoing Test match at the Dubai Cricket Stadium but would be available to bat.


“Amir's replacement in the ODI squad will be announced in due course.”