Pakistan’s thriller spinner Abrar Ahmed on Sunday was dominated out of the primary Check match in opposition to Australia, which is about to start in Perth on December 14, marking a extreme setback for the staff.
Throughout a latest first-class sport in opposition to the Prime Minister’s XI, Abrar took one wicket and bowled a complete of 27 overs earlier than leaving the sphere resulting from extreme ache in his proper leg round his knee and needed to go away the sphere of play.
“During an assessment by the medical team, a provisional diagnosis was made – justifying an MRI scan, which was done on the same day,” the PCB mentioned in a short press launch.
“Abrar will undergo an intervention in Perth on Monday, after which conservative rehabilitation under the supervision of the team’s medical staff, will continue his road to recovery.”
Whereas Abrar has not been dominated out of the take a look at sequence but, the staff administration will assess his availability earlier than the second take a look at to make sure his well-being for this and future excursions.
“He has not been ruled out of the test series yet, but keeping the player’s wellbeing in mind for this and future tours, further assessment before the second test will ascertain his availability on this tour.”
Within the meantime, Sajid Khan, an off-spinner, has been accredited by the chairman of the choice committee, Wahab Riaz, and can journey to Perth as soon as his journey preparations are finalised, in keeping with the press launch.
That is Pakistan’s first Check tour to Australia since 2019, which was not a pleasing expertise, with a 2-Zero loss in each video games underneath Azhar Ali’s captaincy.
Moreover, Pakistan has by no means gained a Check sequence in Australia of their total historical past.
Australia tour schedule1st Check – Australia vs Pakistan – December 14-18: Perth Stadium
2nd Check – Australia vs Pakistan – December 26-30: Melbourne Cricket Floor (MCG)
third Check – Australia vs Pakistan – January 3-7: Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG)
Australia: (first Check solely): Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Inexperienced, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Steve Smith, Mitch Starc, David Warner
Pakistan: Shan Masood (c), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Noman Ali, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel and Shaheen Shah Afridi