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Pakistan announces squad for June 4 clash against India

CricketPakistan announces squad for June 4 clash against India

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur on Saturday announced the team’s lineup for the June 4 Champions Trophy clash against India in England.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur (R) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed share a light moment during a press conference at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham on June 3, 2017, ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy cricket match between Pakistan and India. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman have been dropped from the squad, leaving Sarfraz Ahmed, Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shahzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz.

Arthur said further changes to the team’s line-up would be made in light of the pitch and ground conditions ahead of the match.

“We have a lot of faith and a lot of confidence,” Arthur said while addressing a press conference in England.

Pakistan and India are set to contest a high-stakes Champions Trophy fixture on Sunday.

The cricket-mad neighbouring countries rarely square off and hundreds of millions of fans are expected to tune in and watch the teams fight for national pride at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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