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Wahab Riaz to miss Australia Test series

A knee injury will keep bowler Wahab Riaz out of Pakistan's Test series against Australia.

Pakistan will have to make do without the services of Wahab Riaz for the upcoming Test series against Australia.

The bowler picked up a knee injury during the recent second one-day international between the two nations and a subsequent scan has revealed minor damage to the joint.

"The MRI report reveals significant bone damage and damage to the cartilage under the knee cap and suspicion of a tear. The joint is also mildly swollen," read a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board.

"Riaz has been advised to undergo a two to three week rest and rehab period before considering a return to impact and bowling."

Riaz is the third Pakistan player to have been ruled out of the two Tests, with Mohammad Hafeez and Junaid Khan also sidelined.

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