Abrar Ahmed ruled out of 1st Test against Australia, this player to join Pakistan

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday ruled out spinner Abrar Ahmed from the first Test against Australia in Perth. The PCB issued a statement to confirm the leg-break googly spinner’s absence from the team after he complained of discomfort in his right leg on the third day of the four-day Test against the Prime Minister’s XI. “Abrar Ahmed has been ruled out of the first Test match against Australia starting in Perth from December 14. During the first-class match against the Prime Minister’s XI, Abrar left the field due to severe pain in his right leg around the knee,” a PCB statement read. .

The statement further confirmed that Abrar will undergo an “intervention” on Monday in Perth and will continue his rehabilitation under the supervision of the team’s medical staff.

In his absence, right-arm spinner Sajid Khan has been added to the squad after chairman of selection committee Wahab Riaz approved the name of the off-spinner.

“Meanwhile, Chairman of Selection Committee Wahab Riaz has approved the name of off-spinner Sajid Khan at the request of the team management. Sajid will travel to Perth once his travel arrangements are finalised,” the statement further added.

During the game, Abrar bowled a total of 27 overs against the Prime Minister’s XI and ended up conceding 80 runs while taking the wicket of Marcus Harris.

The four-day Test was planned as part of Pakistan’s preparation for their three-match Test series against Australia.

Pakistan squad for Australia Tests: Shan Masood (capt), 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.

Australia’s first Test squad: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Steve Smith, Mitch Starc and David Warner.

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