Sohail joins Pakistan Champions Trophy squad as replacement

Umar Akmal was sent home from England after a failed fitness test last week.

Haris Sohail last played in an ODI for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in 2015. (file image)   -  AP

Allrounder Haris Sohail has replaced an unfit Umar Akmal in the Pakistan squad for the Champions Trophy.

Akmal failed a fitness test in Birmingham, England, last week during Pakistan’s training camp and was told to return home.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement on Tuesday it conducted fitness tests on three players Sohail, Umar Amin and Asif Zakir in Lahore to select Akmal’s replacement.

Because of a knee injury, Sohail played the last of his 22 one-day internationals in 2015 against Zimbabwe at Lahore.

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