Medium pacer Mohammad Abbas, who took his maiden ten-wicket haul in a match to fire Pakistan to a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test, returned to the country to a hero's welcome on Saturday.
Man of the match Abbas continued his phenomenal series to snare 10 wickets across both innings as Australia fell short of their first Test series victory in Asia since 2011.
With star batsman Usman Khawaja to see a surgeon back in Australia surrounding his knee injury and uncertain to be fit for the Aussie summer, Warne posted on Twitter on Friday night that opener Aaron Finch is the only batsman who is certain to play in the First Test against India, beginning December 6 in Adelaide.
With the T20 series against Pakistan opening the tour in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month, swiftly followed by three one day internationals, Black Caps selector Gavin Larsen said they had no choice but to repace Guptill in the squad.
Australia and Pakistan will now face each other for a three-match T20I series from October 24-28.
"But credit goes to Abbas, because the pitch is not suitable for fast bowlers", said Sarfraz.
"Obviously really disappointing to have them five for 57 on day one and we let that opportunity slip", said Paine.
Abbas had jolted Australia with four wickets off just 23 balls while Yasir Shah finished with 3-45 giving Pakistan their tenth series win on the neutral venues of United Arab Emirates (UAE).
"Abbas challenged our defence time and time again".
In Peter Siddle's over, Azhar Ali edged a delivery past gully on the drive driving the ball towards the rope. From the outfield, Starc collected the ball and threw to Australian captain, Tim Paine, who gleefully broke the stumps, to Ali's utter disbelief.
The teams next meet in a three-match Twenty20 global series which begins on October 24.