Pakistan’s Ashraf to overlook second Australia Check on account of Covid

Issued on: 09/03/2022 – 16:44Modified: 09/03/2022 – 16:43

Karachi (AFP) – Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf will miss the second Check towards Australia after testing optimistic for Covid-19, the Pakistan Cricket Board stated Wednesday.

The 28-year-old all-rounder missed the drawn first Check in Rawalpindi on account of a hamstring damage.

“Ashraf has examined optimistic for Covid-19 in his on-arrival take a look at on the Karachi workforce resort,” the PCB stated in an announcement. “He’ll now endure a five-day isolation.”

The second Check begins on Saturday in Karachi.

Ashraf has blossomed as a Check all-rounder previously two years, giving Pakistan much-needed stability in each batting and bowling.

He has thus far performed 13 Checks, scoring 632 runs with 4 half centuries and brought 22 wickets.

Ashraf is the second Pakistan participant to check optimistic for the virus after quick bowler Haris Rauf missed the primary Check for a similar motive.

Fawad Ahmed, Australia’s spin bowling guide, additionally examined optimistic for Covid-19 final week.

Australia are taking part in in Pakistan for the primary time in 24 years, having beforehand refused to tour over safety fears.

The third Check is in Lahore from March 21-25. The vacationers will even play three one-day internationals and a single T20I.

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