Imran Farhat Pulls Out Of Zimbabwe Tests
Pakistan opening batsman Imran Farhat has pulled out of the Test squad to tour Zimbabwe for personal reasons and has been replaced by Shan Masood.
Masood has played 56 first-class matches and has scored three centuries with an average of 34.82 and a top score of 199.
He has represented Pakistan Under-19s and Pakistan 'A' and in the 2012-13 first-class season, made 1,123 runs at 41.59 in 17 matches.
He toured the West Indies with Pakistan 'A' in November 2010, playing alongside Khurram Manzoor, who was recalled for the Tests in Zimbabwe. Batting at number three, he scored 44 and two in the second four-day game after not getting to bat in the opener.
His other first-class experience outside of Pakistan came in 2011, when he played three matches for Durham MCCU in England, where he scored 131 runs at 26.20.
In May 2011, he was part of the Pakistan 'A' one-day team that took on Afghanistan, who were the first international team to play in Pakistan since the Sri Lankan team convoy was attacked in Lahore in 2009.
Farhat was not named in the limited overs squad and will therefore play no part in the tour, with Pakistan set to arrive in Zimbabwe on 19th August ahead of the first Twenty20 International on 23rd August.
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