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Sharjeel, Sami included in Pakistan’s Asia Cup, World T20 squad

Sharjeel Khan.  

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has included opener Sharjeel Khan and fast bowler Muhammad Sami in the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20 tournaments.

The expected announcement came late last night through a press release from the PCB, which said that the changes were necessitated due to injuries to batsman Azam and pace bowler Raees.

“After having looked at the performance of the players in the PSL, the selection committee along with captain Shahid Afridi and head coach Waqar Younis decided to include Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Sami as replacements for injured Babar Azam and Ruman Raees respectively for both Asia Cup and World Cup,” Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed said in a statement.

Khalid Latif, who hit form recently and piled 190 runs in eight PSL matches so far, has been picked up for World T20 in India.

“Khalid Latif could not be made part of the Asia Cup squad due to some technical reasons but would join the squad for the World Cup,” Rasheed said.


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