Faheem Ashraf is out of the second Test against Australia after testing positive for COVID-19. Image Credit: Supplied

Pakistan’s Faheem Ashraf will undergo a second COVID-19 test after he returned a positive result on arrival at the team hotel for the second Test against Australia in Karachi, the country’s cricket board said.

The 28-year-old all-rounder was ruled out of the drawn opening Test in Rawalpindi after sustaining a hamstring injury during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and he is currently ruled out for the second Test, starting on Saturday.

“Faheem tested positive on Wednesday and has been put on a five-day isolation as per protocols,” a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson said.

22 wickets

“Currently he is not available for the second Test but that could change depending on the re-test which will be conducted later today.”

Faheem has taken 22 wickets and scored 600 runs in 13 Tests he has played for Pakistan.

The hosts also missed fast bowler Hasan Ali in the first Test due to an abductor strain.