Pakistan is expected to use a ‘unrecovered’ Abrar Ahmed as a specialist spinner in the Sydney Test.

Pakistan is expected to use a ‘unrecovered’ Abrar Ahmed as a specialist spinner in the Sydney Test. The leg-break bowler is not “completely asymptomatic,” according to the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Abrar Ahmed is expect to play for Pakistan in the third and final Test, which is set to begin on January 3 at the legendary Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). Ahmed’s inclusion will determine by the state of his right leg following Monday’s training session. Notably, the leg-break bowler rule out of the first two games after experiencing right leg pain as a result of a probable muscle injury during the tour game in Canberra.

Pakistan will like to include a specialist spinner to improve their bowling assault after falling behind 0-2 in the three-match series. Given the spin-friendly characteristics of the SCG surface, his inclusion in the XI will only benefit the team. However, that is entirely dependent on the health of the Karachi-born player. If that does not happen, spin all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz may play for Pakistan for the first time in the series.

PCB state concerning Ahmed’s condition that his “symptoms have significantly improved.”

However, it was discover that he’s not “100% asymptomatic. ” Implying that the bowler is still unrecover for match play.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the 25-year-old took injections because the tourists want to see him play in the New Year’s Test. Ahmed has a long history of ailments, making it difficult to say anything regarding his participation at the time. Skipper Shan Masood went with an all-pace core that promised to generate great performances, but the outcome was unfavorable.

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PM Anthony Albanese greets Masood, Pat Cummins at Kirribilli House

To ring in the New Year, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hosted both teams’ captains at Kirribilli House, one of his official residences. The Pakistani captain announced the meeting on his social media account. Meanwhile, Glenn McGrath posed with the team ahead of the Pink Test, and images of this can be found in Masood’s article.

“A day to remember at Kirribilli House hosted by PM @AlboMP and @scg for the #pinktest to kick off 2024 in Sydney.” “HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE,” he wrote on X.

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