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Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar will miss the first one-day match against the West Indies here on Wednesday after pulling his left calf muscle during a practice session Tuesday night.

Team manager Yawar Saeed said the latest setback in the 34-year-old bowler's injury-prone career was not serious.

"We are not treating it as an injury, it's just a calf muscle pull and we will reassess his injury on Wednesday and then on Thursday before deciding when he can take the field," Saeed told AFP.

The second and third matches of the three-game series will be played on Friday and Sunday.

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