Sajid Khan replaces Abrar Ahmed for Pakistan’s first Test against Australia

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Abrar Ahmed has been ruled out of the first Test match against Australia, set to begin in Perth on 14 December. The decision comes after Abrar experienced severe pain in his right leg, particularly around the knee, during a first-class game against the Prime Minister XI.

Following a medical assessment and a subsequent MRI scan on the same day, a provisional diagnosis prompted the need for intervention. Abrar is scheduled for a procedure in Perth on Monday, followed by a conservative rehabilitation process overseen by the team’s medical staff to facilitate his recovery.

Although he has not been definitively ruled out of the entire test series, a comprehensive assessment before the second test will determine his availability for the remainder of the tour, with a focus on ensuring his well-being for both the current and future engagements.

In response to a request from the team management, Wahab Riaz, the chairman of the selection committee, has approved the inclusion of off-spinner Sajid Khan. Sajid will join the team in Perth once his travel arrangements are finalized.

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