Mohammad Hasnain is included in the Pakistan team as a replacement for Shaheen Afridi in Asia cup 2022. Pakistan cricket board released an official statement on 22nd august. Hasnain is currently playing the Hundred tournament in the Oval Invisibles team.
This 22-year-old pacer has played 18 T20 internationals in which he took 17 wickets. He is the same player who was banned by ICC earlier this year for his suspicious bowling action. This ban was lifted in June.
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Shaheen Afridi is ruled out of Asia cup 2022
Shaheen injured his right knee while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.According to CB’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Najibullah Soumro, Shaheen is deeply disturbed by this news, but he is a brave young man who has vowed to come back strongly to serve his country and team. Although he has shown good signs during his rehab in Rotterdam. However, he will still need time and is likely to return to competitive cricket in October.
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Complete squad of Pakistan for Asia cup 2022
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Usman Qadir, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman