Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq ruled out of the second test against Australia after fracturing his little finger on the left hand.
Imam sustained the injury while diving for the ball in the field on the fifth day of the first Test which was later found to be fractured.
“Imam 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 Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said.
The 22-year-old left-hander will undergo surgery on his finger in Dubai today (Saturday).
Imam scored a brilliant 76 and then 48 in the ongoing Test, fourth of his career started in Ireland in May this year.
Imam will continue to be monitored before the three-match Twenty20 series against Australia starting in Abu Dhabi from October 24.