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Off-spinner Sajid Khan joins Pakistan squad for Australia Test series

He replaced Abrar Ahmed who was injured in Pakistan’s game against the Prime Minister’s XI
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Off-spinner Sajid Khan on Tuesday joined the Pakistan Test team in Perth, Australia to play the first Test match against Australia.

He was recalled to the side after leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed was injured during Pakistan’s game against the Prime Minister’s XI. He was taken off the field due to severe pain in his right leg around his knee on the third day of the game.

Later, the Pakistan Cricket Board ruled the leg-spinner out of the first Test match in Perth.

“He has not been ruled out of the test series yet, but keeping the player’s wellbeing in mind for this and future tours, further assessment before the second test will ascertain his availability on this tour,” the PCB said.

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However, sources had said that Ahmed is likely to miss the first two matches of the three Test-match series set to begin on December 14 at Perth Stadium.

The second Test between the two teams will be held from December 26 to 30 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The third Test will be played from January 3 to 7, 2024 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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