Pakistan manager Intikhab Alam on Saturday dismissed claims that young batsman Umar Akmal has feigned a finger injury to place pressure on the management to not drop his underperforming brother Kamran within the ongoing World Cup. As Kamran has to date place up a dismal show within the ongoing World Cup, especia
lly against New Zealand, the Pakistan team is mulling at hand wicketkeeping gloves to Umar for the clash against Zimbabwe on Monday.
However, Umar hurt his right hand index finger throughout team observe 2 days ago, leading Pakistani media to invest that he truly wished to avoid wasting Kamran’s place within the aspect and so is creating excuses.
However, team manager Alam on Saturday asserted that nothing of that kind is going on and there’s truly pain in Umar’s finger.
"There isn’t any such issue and that we can wait and see how the injury heals. Umar has pain when he bends the finger and there was slight swelling however since scans revealed no fracture we’ll wait till the morning of the match against Zimbabwe," Alam said.
Umar failed to participate within the team observe on Saturday and remains a uncertain starter for the Monday’s match, where a win would seal Pakistan’s place within the knockout stage.
Last year additionally, reports have said that when the Sydney check against Australia, Umar was accused of threatening the management to tug out of the team if his underperforming brother was axed.