by: Atika Mehboob TN Sport Pakistan:
Pakistan’s young pace bowler Khurram Shahzad’s participation in the upcoming Boxing Day Test against Australia in Melbourne hangs in the balance after reports of an injury scare. Shahzad, who impressed on his debut in Perth with a five-wicket haul, experienced discomfort in his left side during the match.
Following the Test, the 25-year-old underwent an MRI scan to assess the issue. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that the medical panel will analyze the scan results on Thursday before providing further details about Shahzad’s condition.
His potential absence would be a major blow to Pakistan’s bowling attack, particularly considering his promising showing in the first Test. Shahzad’s pace and swing proved effective against the Australian batsmen, and his early exit from the series could force Pakistan to reshuffle their bowling lineup.
With the second Test just six days away, the next 24 hours are crucial for both Shahzad and the Pakistani team. Fans await the PCB’s update with anxious anticipation, hoping for positive news that confirms the young fast bowler’s availability for the Boxing Day clash.