Zafar Gohar to temporarily replace Yasir Shah in first Test


Karachi: Zafar Gohar, the left-arm slow bowler who recently featured in Pakistan ‘A’ team’s two matches against England, has been selected as a temporary replacement for Yasir Shah, who suffered from a back injury during the Team Pakistan practice session at Sheikh Zayed Stadium Monday morning.

Yasir Shah has not yet been ruled out of the first Test match and a final decision on fielding him or not shall be taken before the match commences on Tuesday.

“Intikhab Alam, manager Pakistan team informed that Yasir Shah got injured during practice and a replacement is required on urgent basis,” chief selector Haroon Rashid said.

“After having discussed the matter with my fellow selectors it has been decided that Zafar Gohar is the logical choice to be sent over to fill the gap for a temporary period,” he added.