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Rumman Raees replaces Wahab Riaz in Pakistan squad

Wahab Riaz injured his ankle during the game against India
Wahab Riaz injured his ankle during the game against India

Pakistan have drafted in uncapped Karachi seamer Rumman Raees as a replacement for Wahab Riaz, who has been ruled out of the ICC Champions Trophy tournament due to ankle injury.

Riaz suffered the injury in the 46th over of the game against India and had to leave the field immediately with left-arm spinner Imad Wasim completing the remaining two deliveries in the over.

The 31-year-old also did not come to bat as Pakistan succumbed to a 124-run defeat by DLS method against their arch-rivals at Edgbaston.

Raees has played two Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan previously but is yet to make an appearance in the 50-over format. He was also the third highest wicket-taker in the Pakistan Super League 2017 tournament.

Pakistan, who are currently at bottom of Group B will take on South Africa on Wednesday in Birmingham.

Pakistan squad for Champions Trophy 2017:

Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Rumman Raees.

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