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Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail has been added to Pakistan’s Twenty20 squad for the two-match series against Scotland since fellow batsman Babar Azam is recovering from a fractured forearm.
Azam sustained the injury after being struck on the forearm by a delivery from England all-rounder Ben Stokes in the first Test at Lord’s.
Since Azam needs four to six weeks to recover, Sohail was drafted in as his replacement for the two-match Twenty20 series against Scotland, which begins on June 12 in Edinburgh. The second Twenty20 International will be held the following day at the same venue.
With Pakistan having opted not to make any other changes to the squad that whitewashed the West Indies 3-0 in Karachi back in April, it will mean that all-rounder Hussain Talat, all-rounder Shaheen Afridi and batsman Asif Ali will play their first international matches outside Pakistan.
Pakistan’s T20 squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi