Fast bowler Khurram Shahzad faces an uncertain future in the second Test against Australia after expressing discomfort in his left side during the series opener in Perth. The 24-year-old, who impressed with five wickets on his debut, underwent an MRI scan, and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is awaiting the medical panel’s assessment.
With injuries to Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf opting out, Pakistan’s bowling unit is already strained. This setback compounds their challenges as they strive for a historic Test victory in Australia, a feat last achieved in 1995. The second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground looms as a critical test for Pakistan’s resilience and adaptability in the face of bowling adversities.