South African batsman Hashim Amla is likely to miss the second test match against Pakistan which is starting in Dubai from October 23.
Amla left for home on Friday as his wife is expected to give birth to a child so he went back home to attend the birth of his second child at Johannesburg.
Neither Amla nor South African cricket board has informed that he will be available for the second test or not. But it is believed that he may miss it.
Earlier before the start of series against Pakistan it was believed that Amla would play the first test match. Then he would return back to South Africa to attend birth of his child and again will join the team for the second test match.
Amla was the highest run scorer for South Africa with 118 runs in the first inning of the first test against Pakistan.