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Sarfraz Ahmed replaces injured Umar Akmal for Zimbabwe tour

Umar Akmal to undergo complete medical examination to reassess the level of his fitness

Sarfraz Ahmed replaces injured Umar Akmal for Zimbabwe tour - Cricket News
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will undergo a medical examination to treat his injury.
The Pakistan team suffered a blow ahead of their tour of Zimbabwe starting next week when Umar Akmal was ruled out due to a back complaint.

Umar, 23, was injured while playing in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League, and will be replaced by Sarfraz Ahmed as the team’s main wicketkeeper in the limited-overs matches of the tour.

“PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) received the confirmation from the West Indies today about Umar not being medically fit. He has immediately been called back and will undergo complete medical examination to reassess the level of his fitness,” said a PCB statement.

Sarfraz, 26, was earlier dropped from the Pakistan after a disappointing tour of South Africa earlier this year.

Pakistan play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals on the tour, the first T20I kicking off proceedings on August 23.

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