Jamshed approved as Hafeez’s replacement in Pakistan squad for Cricket World Cup

Nasir Jamshed will replace Mohammad Hafeez who is suffering from a calf injury

Adelaide – The ICC has approved Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez in Pakistan’s squad for the World Cup, starting February 14. The Event and Technical Committee of the World Cup approved the replacement. Hafeez is suffering from a calf injury, which he picked up while batting in the second ODI against New Zealand in Napier on February 3.

Nasir, the 25-year-old left-handed opener, has played 45 ODIs for Pakistan in which he has scored 1,413 runs with three centuries and eight half-centuries. His last ODI was against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi in December 2014.

Any injury or illness-based replacement requires a written submission to the Event Technical Committee along with a diagnosis from a medical practitioner as to the extent of the injury or illness. Once replaced, a player may not return to the squad save as an approved subsequent replacement for another injured or ill player.

Pakistan will play its opening match against India at the Adelaide Oval on February 15.

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