The expected announcement came late last night through a press release from the PCB, which said that the changes were necessitated due to injuries that batsman Azam and pace bowler Raees had picked during the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
     
The PCB said Babar and Raees were unavailable for both events. Both the youngsters are yet to play a T20 international for Pakistan.

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According to the PCB, Azam suffered a fracture on his left forearm during a practice session with Islamabad United and he has been advised around three to four weeks rest. Left arm pacer Raees suffered a grade one hamstring strain and is working to regain his fitness.

"After having looked at the performance of the players in the PSL, the selection committee along with captain Shahid Afridi and head coach Waqar Younis decided to include Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Sami as replacements for injured Babar Azam and Ruman Raees respectively for both Asia Cup and World Cup," Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed said in a statement.


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