All-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Wasim Junior will replace injured duo.Ashraf out of Pakistan squad ahead
KARACHI: Pakistan Sunday experienced a critical misfortune when pace bowler Hasan Ali.
Hasan has a muscle strain and Ashraf a harmed hamstring and will miss the Test beginning in Rawalpindi from Friday.
Ashraf out of Pakistan squad ahead
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said turning all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed and quick bowler Mohammad Wasim Junior will supplant the harmed team.
“Both Iftikhar and Wasim (decided because of their overall capacity).
will arrive at Islamabad this evening and begin their three-day detachment at the group lodging,” said a PCB discharge.
The pair will join the remainder of the crew in the wake of clearing COVID tests.
Hasan, 27, has been securing Pakistan’s bowling assault alongside Shaheen Shah Afridi over the most recent a year.
He took a ten-wicket pull in the last Test in Rawalpindi, against South Africa in February, prior to requiring nine wickets in Harare against Zimbabwe two months after the fact.
He completed the year with 41 wickets in eight Tests, simply behind India’s Ravi Ashwin (54) and Shaheen (47).
Ashraf has been a star with both bat and ball, permitting Pakistan to involve two spinners in matches.
PCB trusted Hasan and Ashraf would recover wellness in front of the second Test in Karachi beginning from March 12.
The third and last Test is in Lahore from March 21.
Australia will likewise play three one-day internationals and a T20I on the visit.
Pakistan’s revised squad for first Test:
Babar Azam (chief), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Zahid Mahmood.