Pakistan Call Up Mohammad Irfan

Mohammad Irfan will join up with the Pakistan squad in Sri Lanka
Mohammad Irfan will join up with the Pakistan squad in Sri Lanka
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Pakistan have called up tall fast bowler Mohammad Irfan as cover for Junaid Khan ahead of their three-match One-Day International series in Sri Lanka.

Junaid was struck on the head by a Dhammika Prasad bouncer during the second and final Test and played no further part in the match, which Sri Lanka went on to win by 105 runs in Colombo.

He was hit during Pakistan's first innings, and did not bowl in Sri Lanka's second innings and was absent as Pakistan were bowled out for 165.

Irfan, whose height of more than two metres poses a different challenge to batsman than the shorter Junaid, has played 28 ODIs, the most recent of which was against South Africa in November 2013.

The first match is in Hambantota on 23rd August.

Pakistan ODI squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Sharjeel Khan, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Younus Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets