Shaheen Afridi looks on during the third day of the first Test match at the Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle on July 18. AFP
The 22-year-old Afridi was the pick of the seamers from either side in the first test, finishing with four wickets in the first innings that Pakistan won by four wickets in Galle.
Pakistan team officials confirmed on Friday that he would not play in the second Test. Afridi finished on 99 Test wickets at the end of Sri Lanka’s first innings and hopes of him completing the milestone of 100 wickets in the second test ended with the injury.
Afridi, fielding at mid-wicket, dived in an attempt to cut off a Dinesh Chandimal boundary on day three and was seen hobbling off the field. He was taken for scans and although there was no fracture, swelling and pain ruled him out.
Pakistan has uncapped quick Harris Rauf or seam bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf as replacements.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, brought in uncapped off-spinner Lakshitha Manasinghe after Maheesh Theekshana was ruled out of the match. Theekshana sustained a cut on his right index finger during the first test.
The hosts also recalled Pathum Nissanka, who had tested positive for COVID-19 during the Australia series.
Although Sri Lanka has not called up a replacement wicketkeeper, a team spokesman said that Dinesh Chandimal is set to take over wicketkeeping duties from Niroshan Dickwella.
Chandimal has been in strong form with the bat - his unbeaten double hundred against Australia in the second test two weeks ago was followed by 76 and 94 runs not out in the first test against Pakistan.
Pakistan chased down a record 342 runs to win the first test. It’s the highest successful run chase ever in Galle.
The second test scheduled was scheduled to take place in Colombo but was shifted to Galle due to political unrest in the capital Colombo.
The country is going through its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948 and there are severe shortages of essential items such as fuel, cooking gas and medicine. There have been weeks-long protests outside the Presidential Secretariat and earlier this month President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had to flee the country and resign from his post.
Shaheen, 23, has taken 134 wickets in white-ball matches since his international debut in 2018 and emerged as a star bowler for the Babar Azam-led team.
In response to Sri Lanka's 312, Pakistan reached 221-5 when rain stopped play with the tourists still 91 runs behind. Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya took three wickets, including skipper Babar Azam.
Shafique hit an unbeaten 160 to steer Pakistan home in a record chase of 342 at the picturesque venue as Pakistan won a tense opening Test in the final session on day five.
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Faisal completed the fastest dive using an underwater wheelchair, clocking an astonishing time of 37 minutes and securing yet another spot in the sporting records.
"Test cricket throws different kinds of challenges, different kinds of pressures," Rohit told reporters. "But the way they have dealt with the pressures throughout the series has been superb."
Babar smashed 111 not out off 63 balls with 14 fours and two sixes and anchored Peshawar to 201-5. Yaqoob left Islamabad shell-shocked after taking four wickets in the penultimate over that included the key wicket of Munro.