Pakistan on Thursday referred to as up batting all-rounder Mohammad Haris to exchange the injured Fakhar Zaman simply hours earlier than they face South Africa in Sydney with their T20 World Cup hopes on the road.
Haris, who also can bowl off spin and preserve wicket, was authorised as a alternative by the occasion’s technical committee after Zaman was dominated out of the event with posterior cruciate ligament injury in his proper knee.
The 21-year-old Haris has solely performed one earlier T20 worldwide, towards England in Lahore in September.
He made seven runs opening the batting alongside captain Babar Azam and saved wicket as England cruised to an eight-wicket victory inside 15 overs.
Center-order batsman Zaman was not initially a part of Pakistan’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup due to his knee issues and got here in as a dangerous late alternative for legspinner Usman Qadir.
Haris has made 4 one-day worldwide appearances for Pakistan, with a prime rating of six towards the West Indies in Multan in June this yr.
Pakistan face South Africa on the Sydney Cricket floor afterward Thursday needing to win to maintain their faint hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive.