Pakistan's Asif likely to miss India one-dayers

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KARACHI, Nov 1 (Reuters) Pakistan's top pacer Mohammad Asif is unlikely to travel with the national squad to India today due to a chronic elbow problem.

A Pakistan Cricket Board official said Asif had not made a complete recovery from the injury and was being pulled out of the squad for the five-match one-day series in India starting from November 5.

''Doctors say he needs more time to be 100 per cent fit,'' the official, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

''The idea is he get more rest and be ready for the test series that follows later this month.'' Asif also missed four of the five one-day matches at home against South Africa last month because of the elbow problem, which has affected him since last year.

The PCB is expected to make an official announcement before the team leaves for Delhi later in the day.

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