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Abbas Ali replaces Abdul Wahid in Pakistan U19 squad


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Abbas Ali has replaced Abdul Wahid Bangalzai in the Pakistan U19 squad for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2022, which will be played in St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago from 14 January to 5 February.

The 17-year-old from Peshawar scored 152 runs and took six wickets with his off-spin in the six PCB U19 One-Day Cup fixtures, while he scored 265 runs and grabbed 10 wickets in the PCB U19 Three-Day Championship matches.

Abbas will depart for Trinidad on 8 January and undergo a three-day isolation from 9-11 January. Following arrival negative tests, he will be allowed to resume training from 12 January before integrating with the side on 14 January.

Pakistan will play their first round matches in Trinidad on 15 January (vs PNG), 20 January (vs Afghanistan) and 22 January (vs Zimbabwe). If the side finishes in top-two of Group-C, they will play their Super League fixtures in Antigua.

Squad: Qasim Akram (captain, Central Punjab), Abdul Faseeh (Northern), Abbas Ali (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ahmed Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Ali Asfand (Central Punjab), Arham Nawab (Central Punjab), Awais Ali (Central Punjab), Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab), Haseebullah (wicketkeeper, Balochistan), Irfan Khan Niazi (Central Punjab), Maaz Sadaqat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mehran Mumtaz (Northern), Mohammad Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Rizwan Mehmood (Sindh) and Zeeshan Zameer (Sindh)

Traveling reserves: Ghazi Ghori (wicketkeeper, Sindh), Mohammad Zeeshan (Central Punjab).