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Pakistan include Usman Khan Shinwari in T20 squad for series against Sri Lanka

Associated Press
Dec 10, 2013 at 07:17pm IST

Islamabad: Uncapped fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari has been summoned by Pakistan for the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in Dubai.

The 19-year-old paceman from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa impressed selectors in the recent domestic T20 tournament final in which he took 5 for 9 while representing Zarai Taraqiati (Agriculture Development) Bank against Sui Northern Gas.

The Pakistan Cricket Board says in a statement on Tuesday that Shinwari will join the team early Wednesday, possibly in time for the opening match late that night.

Pakistan include Usman Khan Shinwari in T20 squad for series against SL

The 19-year-old paceman impressed selectors in the recent domestic T20 tournament final in which he took 5 for 9. (AFP Photo)

Shinwari was praised by Pakistan one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who was bowled by the left-armer off the second ball during the T20 final at Lahore on Dec. 3.

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