Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan will miss the first test against Pakistan due to a knee injury. Muralitharan, who holds the record for the most test wickets, has injured his patella tendon and will require two-to-three weeks rest. The off-spinner suffered the injury while fielding on Wednesday and the decision was made after scans revealed a slight tear. "I was hoping to play but when (team physio) Tommy Simsek saw the scans we realised I needed to rest," Muralitharan told reporters. Muralitharan could return for the third and final test but it is more likely he will target their one-day series or a series against New Zealand starting in August.