Left-arm spinner had to undergo surgery for appendicitis. The PCB say he is doing well.
Noman Ali is the most recent bowler to be ruled out of the series as Pakistan’s list of injured players grows. According to a statement released by the PCB, he complained of “sudden and severe” abdominal discomfort and was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. After scans verified the diagnosis, he was admitted to the hospital on Friday night.
In the morning, Noman had a laparoscopic appendectomy, which was considered a success. According to the PCB, he is doing well and is stable. He anticipates being released in the afternoon.
Noman was a member of the initial Australian tour team, serving as Abrar Ahmed’s backup spinner. Abrar did not play in the first Test last week due to an injury he sustained during the tour game; it is unlikely that he will play in the remaining matches of the series. Sajid Khan was flown in by the PCB as cover, but he arrived too late to be able to participate in Perth.
As a result, Agha Salman handled off-spin responsibilities for Pakistan, which started the first Test without a designated spinner. Noman’s finger injury kept him from playing, according to Pakistan team director Mohammad Hafeez, even though the PCB did not indicate that he was unfit at the time. This was revealed after the Test concluded in a loss.
Pakistan and a Victoria XI team are now engaged in a two-day match at Melbourne’s Junction Oval. On the second day of the Victoria XI batting, Sajid was the sole off-spinner Pakistan utilized; Noman did not participate in the first day’s play.
Due to Noman’s injury, Sajid is the only specialist spinner in Pakistan’s lineup whose health is certain. It seems practically certain that he will play in the second Test since Pakistan is anticipated to field a spinner. Khurram Shahzad’s stress fracture in his ribs two days prior to the series’ start severely damaged Pakistan’s fast bowling stocks. A long-term ailment that Naseem Shah is now healing from prevented Haris Rauf from playing in this series.
Pakistan entered the match with two debutants in fast bowling, Aamer Jamal and Shahzad, in part because of such absences. Among their ranks are Mir Hamza, Hasan Ali, and Muhammad Wasim Jr.
At the MCG, the second Test gets underway on December 26.