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Pakistan cricket team has included Zaman Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani as backups for injured Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf in the squad.
The duo picked up injuries during the Super Four clash against India in the ongoing Asia Cup. Pakistan suffered an embarrassing 228-run loss to arch-rivals India in a rain-interrupted reserve day game of the Asian tournament.
The decision was taken as a precautionary measure keeping in mind that the World Cup 2023 is just around the corner.
"Pakistan have called up Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan as backups," the PCB said in a brief statement.
"The two have been called up after Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah picked up niggles in the match against India.
"This is only a precautionary measure keeping in mind the fitness and well-being of the players ahead of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup next month,” the statement added.
However, Haris and Naseem will continue to remain under the observation of the team’s medical panel. The team management will only request a replacement from the ACC technical committee if Naseem or Haris are ruled out for the next seven days.