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Mohammad Ali replaces Muhammad Umar in Pakistan Shaheens squad

Lahore, 13 April 2023: Pakistan Shaheens’ Muhammad Umar has been ruled out of the upcoming Zimbabwe tour due to a knee injury and has been replaced by Test fast bowler Mohammad Ali.

Mohammad Ali has featured for Pakistan in two Tests, taking four wickets. He made his international debut against England in the first Test match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi held from 1 to 5 December last year.

Pakistan Shaheens are currently undergoing an 11-day training camp at the Hanif Muhammad High Performance Centre in Karachi to prepare for the Zimbabwe tour which will conclude on 18 April. Under Imran Butt’s leadership, Pakistan Shaheens will feature in two four-dayers and six one-day matches.

Tour schedule:

3-6 May – 1st Four-day match; KSC, Kwekwe

10- 13 May – 2nd Four-day match; MSC, Mutare

17 May – 1st 50-over match; TSC, Harare

19 May – 2nd 50-over match; HSC, Harare

21 May – 3rd 50-over match; HSC, Harare

23 May – 4th 50-over match; OH, Harare

25 May – 5th 50-over match; HSC, Harare

27 May – 6th 50-over match; HSC, Harare