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Shoaib Malik recalled in Pakistan men's T20 WC squad





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Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has been recalled to the Twenty20 World Cup squad on Saturday to replace injured middle-order batsman Sohaib Maqsood.

An MRI scan revealed the extent of the damage, leading to Pakistan making the change.

“Sohaib is devastated to miss out on the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as he had worked hard for this event and was in sparkling form,” said Chief selector Muhammad Wasim.

"We feel for him but injuries are part and parcel of the sport. I am sure after undergoing rehabilitation, he’ll fully recover to be available for future assignments. I am sure Shoaib’s experience will be handy for the entire squad,” he said.

This was the fourth change to Pakistan's original squad, as they drafted in former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haider Ali and Fakhar Zaman in the squad.

Shoaib represented Pakistan in 443 T20s so far. He captained the team at the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and was part of the side which won the tournament two years later in England.