Usman Shinwari, Pakistani fast pacer has been ruled out of Karachi Test, after being diagnosed with typhoid.
A Pakistan team official on Tuesday had confirmed that the fast bowler was admitted to a hospital earlier in the day.
“He’s suffering from high fever and it is suspected that he has got some infection,” the spokesperson said.
“He’s being kept at the hospital for further diagnosis and observation,” he added.
In Shinwari’s absence spinner Yasir Shah is likely to return to Pakistan’s playing XI in Karachi after missing the first Test.
Shinwari made his Test debut last week at Rawalpindi in the first match against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan played with four pacers in the historic series opener at Rawalpindi, which ended in a draw, badly affected by the rain.