A tennis elbow and jury duty could rob the Intercontinental Cup-bound Hong Kong squad of their two most experienced campaigners, Rahul Sharma and Mark Eames, and weaken a fragile SAR batting line-up already missing vice-captain Najeeb Amar, who failed a fitness test. The national selectors yesterday named a 14-man squad for away matches against the United Arab Emirates (April 24-26) and Nepal (April 30-May 2) but there are big question marks beside the names of opener Sharma and number three Eames. Sharma (pictured) is struggling with a stiff left elbow which he says hampers his shots into the off-side, especially his cover drives. Sharma will take a cortisone injection today but has to wait to see what effect it has before committing himself to the 12-day trip. 'I can't bend or extend my left elbow fully and last Saturday, playing a cup game, I was in acute pain while batting,' Sharma said. 'I scored a hundred but the second 50 was in excruciating pain. I hope the cortisone injection will help me.' Left-hander Eames, meanwhile, who is only available for the UAE game, is anxiously waiting to find out if he will be picked for jury duty. He faces jury selection today and, if chosen, will have to try to convince the judge that he is needed elsewhere. 'Mark's name has come up on the computer and he is up for routine jury service. If he gets picked and is unable to get off we will lose him,' said Mike Walsh, chairman of selectors. 'Rahul's elbow is playing up and it is a bit of a concern. We could face the scenario of losing two of our most experienced batsmen for the key game against the UAE.' Walsh revealed that if Sharma and Eames were both unable to play, all-rounder Najeeb could be recalled as a specialist batsman. Najeeb was not considered for the squad because he has a shoulder injury and cannot bowl his left-arm spin, which is his primary duty. 'Najeeb can come into the equation as a batsman if we lose both Rahul and Mark,' said Walsh. With Roy Lamsam, who top-scored with 89 when Hong Kong played the UAE in February, absent, the SAR batting line-up looks fragile especially high up the order. The good news for Hong Kong is that Manoj Cheruparambil is available after missing the last match due to exam commitments. His return will boost the side. Also back are wicketkeeper-batsman Nasir Hameed and spinner Jawaid Iqbal. Sher Lama replaces Eames for the Nepal leg and may go to Sharjah as well if Eames is unavailable. HONG KONG SQUAD Tim Smart (captain), Mark Eames, Rahul Sharma, Adam Gunthorpe, Tabarak Dar, Nasir Hameed, Manoj Cheruparambil, Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Khalid Khan, Afzaal Haider, Jawaid Iqbal, Shkawat Ali, Ilyas Gul. (Sher Lama will replace Eames for Nepal leg).