Tuesday 10 December 2013 

Pakistan Call Up Usman Shinwari

Pakistan celebrate a wicket
Pakistan have added Usman Shinwari to their Twenty20 International squad
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Pakistan have added uncapped 19-year-old left-arm quick bowler Usman Shinwari Khan to their Twenty20 squad ahead of the series against Sri Lanka.

He will join up with the squad ahead of the first of two Twenty20 matches in Dubai.

In 11 Twenty20 matches in his fledgling career to date, he has taken 16 wickets at an average of 16.37 and an economy rate of 6.21, showing a knack for swinging the ball away from right-handers and the ability to bowl yorkers at the death.

He was also the leading wicket-taker in the recently concluded Faysal Bank T20 competition in Pakistan.

Pakistan warmed up for the series by beating Afghanistan by six wickets with one ball to spare.

Pakistan T20I squad: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Haris Sohail, Junaid Khan, Saeed Ajmal (Sri Lanka games only), Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal (wicket-keeper), Usman Shinwari Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

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Fixtures & Results

8th December: Pakistan v Afghanistan, Sharjah
PAK 138-4 beat AFG 137-8 by 6 wickets
11th December: 1st T20I, Dubai
PAK 146-7 beat SRI 145-5 by 3 wickets
13th December: 2nd T20I, Dubai
SRI 211-3 beat PAK 187 by 24 runs
18th December: 1st ODI, Sharjah
PAK 322-5 beat SRI 311 by 11 runs
20th December: 2nd ODI, Dubai
SRI 287-8 beat PAK 284-4 by 2 wickets
22nd December: 3rd ODI, Sharjah
PAK 326-5 beat SRI 213 by 113 runs
25th December: 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi
PAK beat SRI by 8 wickets
27th December: 5th ODI, Abu Dhabi
SRI 235-8 beat PAK 232 by 2 wickets
31st December-4th January: 1st Test, Abu Dhabi
SRI 204 & 480-5d. drew with PAK 383 & 158-2
8th-12th January: 2nd Test, Dubai
SRI 388 & 137-1 beat PAK 165 & 359 by 9 wickets
16th-20th January: 3rd Test, Sharjah
PAk 341 & 302-5 beat SRI 428-9d. & 214 by 5 wicket