Australian cricket team faces a setback ahead of ODI and T20 series
Steve Smith will miss Australia's one-day internationals and T20 clashes against Pakistan, stepping away to manage some niggling discomfort with a slight elbow injury.
After playing a part in their Test triumph in Pakistan, the 32-year-old batting star will return home after deciding not to risk aggravating any problem in the left elbow which he injured last year.
He'll be replaced by Queensland legspinner Mitchell Swepson in the squad who'll play three ODIs (29, 31 March and 2 April) and a T20 (5 April) in Lahore.
Smith, expressing his disappointment at not playing in the four white-ball matches, said it wasn't a major issue but he didn't want to risk it becoming one.
It was revealed after Australia's win in the third Test in Lahore, which earned them a rare 1-0 win in Pakistan, that Smith had experienced some discomfort during the three-match series.