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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed is likely to head back home after his mother was admitted to the Intense Care Unit (ICU) in Karachi.
Sarfraz was rested for Pakistan’s warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI on Tuesday in Brisbane ahead of the national team’s five-match ODI series.
Mohammad Rizwan took over the wicketkeeping duties in the warm-up match and scored an unbeaten 22 as Pakistan triumphed by 196 runs.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have yet to announce whether a replacement will be called up, but if one is needed, it is likely to be Kamran Akmal as he has excelled in all formats in domestic cricket in Pakistan.
While Sarfraz’s departure from Australia has still yet to be confirmed, it comes just a day after left-arm seamer Mohammad Irfan returned home following the death of his mother.
Pakistan brought in fellow left-arm pace bowler Junaid Khan as Irfan’s replacement.