Pakistan replace pacer Cheema

Lahore, Pakistan – Pakistan fast bowler Aizaz Cheema has been ruled out of this month’s West Indies tour due to fitness problems.

Cheema, who is yet to play at the international level, was declared unfit for cricket activities by the Pakistan Cricket Board’s medical staff was replaced in the 16-man squad by Sadaf Hussain.

Left-arm pacer Sadaf, 21, was the top wicket-taker in the recently concluded domestic season with 64 wickets and has taken 90 wickets in just 18 first class games.

The Pakistan selectors have included four uncapped players in a new-look side for the limited-overs portion of the tour of the Caribbean.

The squad includes five players yet to play for the senior team including wicketkeeper Mohammad Salman, batsman Usman Salahuddin, allrounder Hammad Azam and pacers Sadaf and Junaid Khan.

Digicel Series Schedule
April 18: Pakistan v Vice Chancellor’s XI (50 over) – Beausejour Cricket Ground
April 21: Digicel Twenty20 – Beausejour Cricket Ground
Digicel One-Day Internationals
April 23: First Digicel ODI – Beausejour Cricket Ground
April 25: Second Digicel ODI – Beausejour Cricket Ground
April 28: Third Digicel ODI – Kensington Oval
May 2: Fourth Digicel ODI – Kensington Oval
May 5: Fifth Digicel ODI – Guyana National Stadium
May 8-9: Two-day practice match – Bourda Cricket Ground
Digicel Test Matches
May 12-16: First Digicel Test – Guyana National Stadium
May 20-24: Second Digicel Test – Warner Park