SL vs PAK: Shaheen Shah Afridi out of 2nd Sri Lanka Test with knee injury
SL vs PAK: The team announced on Thursday that bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi of Pakistan will miss the second Test against Sri Lanka due to a knee injury.
Shaheen, a left-arm quick, was essential to the tourists’ first-inning victory on Wednesday in Galle by taking four wickets.
“Due to a knee injury sustained on the fourth day of the first Test, Shaheen Afridi will miss the second Test, which will be played in Galle from July 24,” read a team statement.
The media release said that he will remain with the Test team in Sri Lanka, where his initial treatment and management will continue under the direction of the team’s medical personnel.
The Pakistani pace attack, which also included Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah, was led by the 22-year-old Shaheen. He has taken 99 wickets in 25 Tests since making his debut in 2018. The match finished after a tight fifth day.
At the Galle International Stadium, Pakistan’s opener Abdullah Shafique blasted an unbeaten 160 to lead Pakistan’s record chase of 342 and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.