Sarfraz set to fly back home after mothers’ illness

Pakistan wicketkeeper and vice-captain Sarfraz Ahmed is set to fly back to Karachi after his mother was admitted to the Intense Care Unit (ICU) in Karachi due to series illness, the team manager told ESPNCricinfo.

Sarfraz Ahmad was rested in the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI on Tuesday, where Mohammad Rizwan, the backup wicketkeeper, kept wickets and contributed a run-a-ball 22 not out in the visitors’ 196-run win.

While PCB is yet to name a replacement, Kamran Akmal could be in line for a Test recall after he scored 1035 runs at a healthy average of 79.61 in this season’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.

Coincidently, fast bowler Mohammad Irfan left the squad the other day following the demise of his mother and Junaid Khan was named as a replacement bowler.

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