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10-Jan-2017 07:45:00 GMT
Pakistan in Australia 2019-17

Junaid to Replace Irfan for Australia ODIs

Karachi: Pakistan were forced on Monday to add Junaid Khan to their squad for a five-match one-day series in Australia, after Mohammad Irfan returned home because his mother died.

The 27-year-old Junaid was not named in the initial squad of 15 announced on December 30.

"Following Irfan's return to Pakistan due to his mother's death, the chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq after consulting the team management has named fast bowler Junaid as Irfan's replacement," said a release by the PCB.

This is the second addition to the one-day squad after spinning all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was added as the 16th member on Saturday.

Junaid has not played for Pakistan since May 2015.

He has 78 wickets in 52 one-day internationals and recently took 20 wickets in 14 matches in the Bangladesh Premier League, a Twenty20 competition.


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