June 6, 2019 / 8:25 PM / 3 months ago

Cricket: Afghanistan keeper Shahzad ruled out of World Cup

Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad speaks to reporters during an open session news conference ahead of the World Twenty20 cricket series in Colombo September 13, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad has been ruled out of the World Cup due to a knee injury and replaced in the squad by 18-year-old Ikram Ali Khil, organisers said on Thursday.

Shahzad, 32, played in Afghanistan’s defeats by Australia and Sri Lanka and has represented his country in 84 one-day internationals.

Khil has played one test match and two one-day internationals, against Ireland in March.

Afghanistan’s next World Cup match is against New Zealand in Taunton on Saturday.

Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by Ken Ferris

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