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    Pakistan includes recovering Shaheen in T20 World Cup squad

    KARACHI (AFP) – Pakistan selectors on Thursday included recovering paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi, but batsman Fakhar Zaman could only find a place in the reserves for the Twenty20 (T20) World Cup in Australia next month.

    Shaheen, 22, injured his knee while fielding during the first Test in Sri Lanka in July and missed the Asia Cup earlier this month.

    The lanky left-arm paceman will also miss the seven-match T20I series against England starting in Karachi from September 20 but chief selector Mohammad Wasim said his injury is being monitored.

    “We are assessing Shaheen’s injury and hope that he will be fit,” Wasim said in a press conference in Lahore.

    Top-order batsman Fakhar Zaman also hurt his knee during the Asia Cup, where he managed just 96 runs in six games.

    Test star Shan Masood has also been called up for the first time in a T20I side after his stellar performance in England’s county matches and T20 cricket.

    The same 15-member squad will also feature in a tri-series in New Zealand next month where Bangladesh will be the third team.

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