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Afghanistan's Shahzad out of Cricket World Cup

  • Mohammad Shahzad is out of the Cricket World Cup with a knee injury, prompting Afghanistan to replace him with Ikram Ali Khil.
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Modified 07 Jun 2019, 03:34 IST
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Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad

Afghanistan have been forced to make a change to their Cricket World Cup squad with the news that Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out of the tournament due to a knee injury.

The wicketkeeper-batsman has been replaced by Ikram Ali Khil, after Afghanistan were granted permission to call up a fresh face following Shahzad's injury.

Shahzad – winner of 84 ODI caps for his country – made a duck in the opening defeat to Australia and contributed just seven in Tuesday's loss to Sri Lanka.

Teenager Ikram, meanwhile, has made only two ODI appearances, both against Ireland in March.

Published 07 Jun 2019, 03:34 IST
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