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Pakistan make two changes to T20 squad

Injuries force Pakistan to make two changes to their Asia Cup and World T20 squad


23 February 2016, 08:26 AM AEST

Pakistan have included opening batsman Sharjeel Khan and fast bowler Mohammad Sami in their Asia Cup and World Twenty20 squads after injuries to Babar Azam and Ruman Raees.

Khan, who played the last of his three T20s in 2013, guided Islamabad United to the Pakistan Super League final with a century in the playoff win against Shahid Afridi-led Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai on Sunday.

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His ton, featuring eight sixes, set up a showdown against the Quetta Gladiators in the final of the inaugural PSL in Dubai.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board says Khan replaces Azam, who broke his left forearm during training in the PSL, and was out for three to four weeks.

Raees has a grade-one hamstring strain, and was replaced by fast bowler Sami, who has taken 11 wickets in the PSL.

Islamabad United batsman Kalid Latif, who scored 190 runs in the PSL, has been included in the World T20 squad in place of Iftikhar Ahmed.

The Asia Cup starts in Bangladesh this week, and the World T20 in India next month.