PCB selects replacement for injured Babar Azam

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PCB selects replacement for injured Babar Azam

*KARACHI: *The national selection committee has decided to replace injured middle-order batsman Babar Azam with left-hander Haris Sohail for the upcoming two-match T20I series against Scotland.

The committee headed by former batsman Inzamamul Haq has agreed on Haris’ name after careful deliberation but the formal announcement will be made as soon as the team is approved by the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi.

Azam is currently nursing an injury after being struck on the forearm by a Ben Stokes delivery during the first Test against England at Lord’s. His replacement, Haris, has featured in seven T20Is for Pakistan having an average of 18.50 with a strike rate of 104.22.

The other members of the squad are likely to be the same ones which took part in the series against the West Indies in Karachi.

Pakistan will face Scotland at Edinburgh on June 12 and 13, respectively.