Pakistan suffered one other setback when quick bowler Haris Rauf examined optimistic for Covid-19 forward of the primary Take a look at in opposition to Australia on Friday.
A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson mentioned that Rauf had examined optimistic for the coronavirus after he underwent a fast antigen take a look at.
He mentioned extra particulars could be shared sooner or later of time. In the meantime, the PCB mentioned Rauf was in isolation.
The quick bowler was in competition to make his Take a look at debut in his hometown, Rawalpindi, after Hasan Ali and all-rounder Faheem Ashraf had been dominated out of the primary Take a look at on account of accidents they picked up within the Pakistan Super League final week.
In his absence, one of many reserve quick bowlers, Mohammad Abbas and Naseem Shah, are in competition to face Australia alongside Shaheen Shah Afridi and Mohammad Wasim (junior).
It’s after practically 1 / 4 of a century that the Australian aspect is visiting Pakistan.
They final performed in Pakistan in 1998, successful the three-Take a look at collection 1-Zero and blanking the hosts within the three one-day internationals.