Khurram Shahzad Sidelined Due to Discomfort in Left Side Ahead of Second Test
Khurram had some discomfort on his left side during the first Test in Perth, according to the PCB.
Khurram Shahzad got injured a few days before the second Test against Australia on December 26 in Melbourne.
As per a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday, Khurram expressed feeling uneasy on his left side during the first Test in Perth.
The PCB mentioned that after Khurram raised his concern post the Test match, he underwent an MRI scan. Additional information will be provided once the medical panel reviews the MRI reports.
The next Test will be held at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from December 26 to 30.
In the first Test, the Pakistan team was bowled out for only 89 runs while trying to chase a target of 450 runs.
Pakistan’s ambitious quest for their first Test victory in Australia since 1995 was dashed by the home team’s strong pace attack, wrapping up the game in just four days.
Trying to chase a target of 450 for victory, the visiting team gave in easily, with Lyon taking 2-18. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood also grabbed three wickets each.
On the fourth day, Australia declared at 233-5 following Pakistan’s first-innings dismissal for 271 in response to the hosts’ 487.
Schedule of upcoming matches
2nd Test: Australia vs Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) from December 26 to 30.
3rd Test: Australia vs Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from January 3 to 7.