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Sohaib Maqsood dominated out of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, Shoaib Malik named alternative


Pakistan’s Sohaib Maqsood was on Saturday dominated out of the upcoming T20 World Cup owing to a decrease again damage and changed by veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik.

Maqsood was dominated out of the event after failing an MRI scan on his decrease again.

Maqsood, who was within the 15-member squad, sustained the damage throughout a match on October 6 whereas taking part in for Southern Punjab in opposition to Northern throughout the Nationwide T20 Cup on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The MRI scan of the world revealed that he would require time to finish his rehabilitation program.

“Sohaib is devastated to overlook out on the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup as he had labored exhausting for this occasion and was in glowing type,” chief selector Muhammad Wasim mentioned in a Pakistan Cricket Board launch.

“We really feel for him however accidents are half and parcel of the game. I’m certain after present process rehabilitation, he’ll absolutely get better to be accessible for future assignments.”

“In his place and following discussions with the staff administration, we now have determined to incorporate Shoaib Malik within the aspect. I’m certain Shoaib’s expertise shall be useful for your complete squad.”

Malik was the skipper of the aspect within the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and was a member of the squad that lifted the trophy in 2009. He additionally performed within the 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions.

However he has not performed for Pakistan because the England tour final 12 months, prompting the selectors to initially go for a youthful participant.

This isn’t the primary time that Maqsood has confronted health points previous to a sequence or tour.

The Multan batsman had struggled within the Nationwide occasion whereas main the Southern Punjab aspect and it was solely after he stepped down as captain and determined to open the innings that he hit two successive half centuries, however general, his type was inconsistent within the event.

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