Imran Farhat Pulls Out Of Zimbabwe Tests

Imran Farhat has pulled out of the Zimbabwe Test series due to personal reasons
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Pakistan opening batsman Imran Farhat has pulled out of the Test squad to tour Zimbabwe for personal reasons and has been replaced by Shan Masood.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.

© Cricket World 2013

Fixtures & Results
23rd August: 1st T20I, Harare
PAK 161-5 beat ZIM 136-5 by 25 runs
24th August: 2nd T20I, Harare
PAK 179-1 beat ZIM 160-6 by 19 runs
27th August: 1st ODI, Harare
ZIM 246-3 beat PAK 244-7 by 7 wickets
29th August: 2nd ODI, Harare
PAK 299-4 beat ZIM 209 by 90 runs
31st August: 3rd ODI, Harare
PAK 260-6 beat ZIM 152 by 108 runs
3rd-7th September: 1st Test, Harare
PAK 249 & 419-9d beat ZIM 327 & 120 by 221 runs
10th-14th September: 2nd Test, Harare
ZIM 294 & 199 beat PAK 230 & 239 by 24 runs