World T20: Mohammad Sami suffers toe injury during net session


Fast-bowler Mohammad Sami was hit on the toe by a local bowler during the Pakistan’s first World T20 practice session at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

The right-armer suffered a minor injury after the impact and the team doctor expects Sami to recover soon.

“Mohammad Sami was hit by a delivery of a net-bowler while batting late in the training session,” Pakistan’s media manager Agha Akbar told Dawn.

“According to the assessment by team physiotherapist Dr. Sohail Saleem, he is expected to fully recover from it in a couple of days,” he added.

Sami was included in the Pakistan squad after impressive performances during the inaugural season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) taking 12 wickets in seven matches to become the fourth highest wicket-taker of the league.

The Karachi-born pacer also featured for Pakistan during the recently concluded Asia Cup T20 in which he bagged three wickets in as many outings.

Pakistan kick off their World T20 campaign against a qualifying side on March 16 at Kolkata and will clash with arch-rivals India at the same venue on March 19.

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