Pakistan batsman hit in nose during practice

Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 23:36 PM IST

Taunton: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal was ruled out of the warmup match against Somerset after being hit in the nose by a ball during practice.

Akmal received medical treatment on site after being hit by a bowled ball in the nets this morning.

"He has a bit of bleeding but nothing broken," Pakistan team manager Yawar Saeed said.

Saeed said Akmal, who was replaced for the match by Azhar Ali, would be fit for Pakistan`s Twenty20 and one-day international series against England.

Abdul Razzaq joined Akmal on the sidelines after he injured his back midway through the match against Somerset, having scored two runs in his side`s innings.

"He felt pain in the right side of his back when practicing and is now having treatment," Saeed said. "We will monitor his condition over the next day or so."

Razzaq`s injury meant that Pakistan was down to 11 fit players in its squad.

Saeed said earlier today that Pakistan would be calling up three replacement players for the one-day series.

PTI