Hussain Replaces Cheema In Pakistan Squad

Hussain Replaces Cheema In Pakistan Squad
Hussain Replaces Cheema In Pakistan Squad
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Quick bowler Aizaz Cheema has been ruled out of participating in Pakistan's tour of the West Indies and is to be replaced in the limited overs squad by Sadaf Hussain.

Hussain, 21, was named as a reserve for the tour and comes into the squad on the back of a season in which he took 64 wickets in the Quaid-e-Azaim Trophy.

The uncapped left-armer from Rawalpindin has played just five one-day matches in his career, taking nine wickets with a best of four for 58 and Cheema has been ruled unfit by Pakistan's medical team.

The tour begins with a Twenty20 International on 21st April before five One-Day Internationals between 23rd April and 5th May and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) opted to leave out a number of senior players including Kamran Akmal and Abdul Razzaq following the World Cup, in which they reached the semi-finals.

make them 15/2 to win the 2012 ICC World Twenty20, the next global tournament that sides are building up for.

Pakistan are yet to name a squad for the two Tests, which begin on 12th and 20th May in Providence and Saint Kitts respectively.

Pakistan T20I/ODI squad: Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Taufeeq Umar, Usman Salahuddin, Misbah-ul-Haq, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Tanvir Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam, Sadaf Hussain, Mohammad Salman

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