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Khalil to replace Junaid on Ban tour

AFP
Nov 24, 2011 at 06:46pm IST

Karachi: Pakistan on Thursday named left-arm paceman Mohammad Khalil to replace an injured Junaid Khan in the squad for the Bangladesh tour kicking off with a Twenty20 next week. Khan, 21, was ruled out of Pakistan's fifth and final one-day against Sri Lanka on Wednesday and returned home after injuring his abdominal muscle.

"Khalil will replace Khan in the squad for Bangladesh tour," the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement.

The 29-year-old Khalil played two Tests, against Australia in 2004 and India in 2005 but failed to get a wicket. He has taken five wickets in three one-day internationals but has not played for Pakistan since 2005.

Khalil to replace injured Junaid on Ban tour

The 29-year-old Khalil played two Tests, against Australia in 2004 and India in 2005.

Khalil took 79 wickets in the last first-class season in Pakistan and has also been amongst the top wicket takers in the current season with 43. Pakistan plays one Twenty20, three one-day internationals and two Tests on their tour of Bangladesh. The tour will start with the Twenty20 in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Besides Khan, allrounder Abdul Razzaq is also in doubt for the Bangladesh tour with a shoulder injury. PCB has not yet named any replacement for Razzaq.

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