Wednesday 9 February 2011 

Junaid Khan Replaces Sohail Tanvir In Pakistan Squad

Junaid Khan Replaces Sohail Tanvir In Pakistan Squad
Junaid Khan Replaces Sohail Tanvir In Pakistan Squad
© REUTERS/Nikhil Monterio (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Uncapped fast bowler Junaid Khan has replaced left-arm fast bowler Sohail Tanvir in Pakistan's 15-man World Cup squad after Tanvir was ruled out with a knee injury.

Although Tanvir played during Pakistan's recent 3-2 One-Day International series win in New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) do not consider him fit enough to play in the World Cup.

"[The] PCB medical team comprising Faisal Hayat, Dr Sohail Salim and Dr Riaz Ahmed discussed the fitness matters of Sohail Tanvir in the light of input received from the Team Management after return of the team from New Zealand," a PCB statement read.

"The panel opined that though the recovery from a knee operation was good, during the tour it was observed that quick movements and pickup with weight particularly on the operated knee is hindering his mobility and requires him to take a few extra steps to balance himself before throwing.

"The medical team and team management have opined that Sohail Tanvir still requires time to attain 100% fitness before he can compete at international level."

Uncapped Khan, 21, also a left-armer, has played 27 one-day matches, taking 37 wickets at an average of 28.54.

Pakistan, who make 15/2 chances to win the World Cup, begin their campaign against Kenya on 23rd February.

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