Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq will undergo surgery on his finger in Dubai on Saturday.
The 22-year-old left-hand batsman Imam ul Haq injured his finger while fielding in Australia’s second innings on Thursday which was later found to be fractured.
PCB spokesperson said, “Imam ul Haq has fractured the fifth finger of his left hand while fielding and has been ruled out of the second Test starting in Abu Dhabi from October 16.”
A replacement has not been named, but Pakistan has the option to include Fakhar Zaman or promote Azhar Ali to his position for the Abu Dhabi test.
The opener Imam ul Haq is also doubtful for the upcoming series against New Zealand and will be monitored before the three-match T20 series against Australia starting from October 24.
Imam ul Haq scored 76 and 48 in the first Test against Australia. He also featured in a double century opening stand with Mohammad Hafeez in the first innings and took three catches.