Fast bowler Khurram Shahzad is in doubt for the second Test against Australia after complaining of discomfort in his left facet through the sequence-opener in Perth.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) mentioned on Wednesday he had been despatched for an MRI scan following the vacationers’ 360-run loss and that the staff’s medical panel would assess the outcome.
The 24-12 months-previous took 5 wickets on his debut at Perth Stadium in a uncooked tempo unit.
Pakistan are already depleted in assault, with injured fast Naseem Shah sidelined and Haris Rauf having opted out of the sequence to play in Australia’s T20 Big Bash League.
The Green Shirts’ unlikely bid to win their first Test in Australia since 1995 was left in tatters by Nathan Lyon and the house facet’s formidable tempo assault, who wrapped up the sport inside 4 days.
Chasing 450 for victory, the guests succumbed meekly with Lyon taking 2-14. Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood each grabbed three wickets every.
“Great begin to the summer season, every little thing fell into place. We’ve performed numerous cricket, so the construct-up was very chilled and relaxed,” Australia captain Pat Cummins had mentioned after the match. “No hiccups this week, it’s all gone to plan.
“500 Test wickets all over the world is big,” he added of Lyon. “Couldn’t be happier for him.”
Australia had declared on day 4 at 233-5 after Pakistan had been dismissed for 271 in their first innings, in reply to the hosts’ 487.
The second Test begins on Tuesday (Dec 26) on the Melbourne Cricket Ground.