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Uncapped fast bowler joins Pakistan in Dubai

December 10, 2013

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Uncapped fast bowler Usman Khan Shinwari has been summoned by Pakistan for the two-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in Dubai.

The 19-year-old paceman from the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa impressed selectors in the recent domestic T20 tournament final in which he took 5-9 while representing Zarai Taraqiati (Agriculture Development) Bank against Sui Northern Gas.

The Pakistan Cricket Board says in a statement on Tuesday that Shinwari will join the team early Wednesday, possibly in time for the opening match late that night.

Shinwari was praised by Pakistan one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who was bowled by the left-armer off the second ball during the T20 final at Lahore on Dec. 3.

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