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Pakistan requests ICC to approve Ali as Junaid's replacement

Pakistan requests ICC to approve Ali as replacement for injured Junaid in World Cup squad

Pakistan requests ICC to approve Ali as Junaid's replacement

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistan Cricket Board has requested ICC approval for left-arm fast bowler Rahat Ali to replace the injured Junaid Khan in the World Cup squad.

Ali has played just one limited-overs international, three years ago, but has been a regular test bowler, taking 31 wickets in 11 tests.

Junaid, also a left-arm fast bowler, has been ruled out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury. Bilawal Bhatti replaced him in the just-completed two one-dayers against New Zealand, but was unimpressive in both matches, including humbling figures of 0-93 in 119-run defeat in the second match.

Ali had not been part of Pakistan's 30-member preliminary World Cup squad.


Updated : 2021-09-23 04:33 GMT+08:00