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Web Desk
June 6, 2017
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Fakhar Zaman to replace Ahmed Shahzad for match against South Africa

Fakhar Zaman to replace Ahmed Shahzad for match against South Africa

BIRMINGHAM: Young opener Fakhar Zaman is set to make his One-day International debut on Wednesday when Pakistan play South Africa in their second match in the Champions Trophy.

He will replace out-of-form opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad to open the innings with Azhar Ali.

Fakhar had played three Twenty20 Internationals against West Indies earlier.

In all, two changes have been made in the team after Pakistan suffered an embarrassing 124-run defeat in the first match of Champions Trophy by their arch rivals India and face an uphill task to bounce back in the tournament.

"We have made two changes in the team, Ahmad Shahzad is not playing and Wahab Riaz is obviously out due to injury. Fakhar has been brought in for Ahmed and Junaid will replace Wahab," said Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed at a press conference.

"We were certainly disappointed after defeat by India, but we have now moved on and ready for South Africa's match. I am confident that we will bounce back in the tournament," he said.

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