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Pakistan may be forced to call up wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan in case their regular glove-man Sarfraz Ahmed is unable to take the field on second day of the Abu Dhabi Test.

Sarfraz was hit on his left forearm while facing Mitchell Starc when he was on 90. Although he continued after getting some treatment, eventually falling a few overs later for 94.

Although he kept wickets for seven overs, Sarfraz turned up to talk to media with an icepack strapped to his arm later in the day.

"The arm is not moving properly," he said.

"It's a bruise, but I think it will have swelling later. I think Mickey [Arthur] was talking to the umpires about a reserve wicketkeeper tomorrow. That time when I was hit, I felt pain, but I hung on because I was approaching my century.”

The MCC last year introduced a rule confirming that substitute fielders will be allowed to keep wicket should the original wicketkeeper suffer an injury during play. The umpires have to okay the change, and it is understood that match officials will allow another wicketkeeper should Sarfraz not be able to come out.

In the event that Sarfraz doesn't show up, Asad Shafiq will lead Pakistan on the field.