Quick bowler Khurram Shahzad is doubtful for the second Take a look at towards Australia after complaining of discomfort in his left aspect throughout the series-opener in Perth.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned on Wednesday he had been despatched for an MRI scan following the vacationers’ 360-run loss and that the workforce’s medical panel would assess the outcome.
The 24-year-old took 5 wickets on his debut at Perth Stadium in a uncooked tempo unit.
Pakistan are already depleted in assault, with injured fast Naseem Shah sidelined and Haris Rauf having opted out of the sequence to play in Australia’s T20 Massive Bash League.
The Inexperienced Shirts’ unlikely bid to win their first Take a look at in Australia since 1995 was left in tatters by Nathan Lyon and the house aspect’s formidable tempo assault, who wrapped up the sport inside 4 days.
Chasing 450 for victory, the guests succumbed meekly with Lyon taking 2-14. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood each grabbed three wickets every.
“Great start to the summer, everything fell into place. We’ve played a lot of cricket, so the build-up was very chilled and relaxed,” Australia captain Pat Cummins had mentioned after the match. “No hiccups this week, it’s all gone to plan.
“500 Test wickets around the world is huge,” he added of Lyon. “Couldn’t be happier for him.”
Australia had declared on day 4 at 233-5 after Pakistan had been dismissed for 271 of their first innings, in reply to the hosts’ 487.
The second Take a look at begins on Tuesday (Dec 26) on the Melbourne Cricket Floor.