Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed is expected to miss the first test against Australia, starting from December 14 (Thursday).
Sources divulged on Saturday that the medical panel had advised Abrar Ahmed to take rest.
The 25-year-old cricketer was injured during the four-day match.
Spinner Sajid Khan might be called for the Australia series.
– Shan Masood aims to excite fans in Australia Test series –
Few days back, Pakistan Test captain Shan Masood expressed his determination to play an exciting brand of cricket that will captivate fans from both Pakistan and Australia.
Masood emphasized the need to accelerate the pace of scoring runs, highlighting the importance of a proactive approach in the upcoming Test series.
The left-handed batter believes that if the bowlers can secure twenty wickets, it will significantly ease the execution of strategic plans.
Pakistan boasts a strong bowling lineup with several options, including Wasim Jr, who has been specifically brought in for his expertise in handling the reverse swing, particularly effective in Sydney.
Domestic performers Khurram Shahzad and Mir Hamza are expected to play crucial roles in the series, providing additional depth to Pakistan's bowling.
Shan Masood also said that the opening pair will feature Abdullah Shafiq and Imam ul Haq, while Babar Azam is set to bat at number four.
Sarfraz Ahmed has been preferred over Mohammad Rizwan, indicating a strategic decision in team selection.