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Pakistan recall paceman Sami for final test

Written by: Staff

MULTAN, Nov 23 (Reuters) Pakistani selectors have recalled fast bowler Mohammad Sami for the third and final test against the West Indies starting on Monday in Karachi.

Sami has produced a string of good performances at domestic level after a miserable tour of England this year when he took just eight wickets in three tests, averaging 58.25.

The 25-year-old, who has taken 73 wickets in 28 tests and another 109 one-day wickets, is the only change in the Pakistan squad. He replaces left arm spinner Abdul Rehman.

Pakistan lead the three-match series 1-0 after a nine-wickets win in the first test and a draw in the second which ended earlier today.

Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis said: ''After the bans on Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, the reserve bowlers have done very well, especially Umar Gul. But I am looking for some pace to add value to our attack.'' Sami is rated as the fastest bowler in Pakistan after Akhtar who has been banned for two years for a doping offence. Asif has been banned for one year.

Squad: Inzamam-ul-Haq (captain), Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Younis Khan, Yasir Hameed, Kamran Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Faisal Iqbal, Umar Gul, Shahid Nazir, Samiullah Niazi, Mohammad Sami, Danish Kaneria.

Reuters SAM DB1824

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