Mohammad Asghar added to Test squad as backup after Shah's injury

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Mohammad Asghar will join the Test squad in the upcoming series against Australia as the 17th member after leg spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back injury during a practice session earlier this week.

Pakistan Cricket Board sources told DawnNews that team management asked the selection committee to call Asghar as a backup in the three-Test series against the Aussies.

The national selection committee agreed to process the request and Chairman PCB Shaharyar Khan approved the choice, according to PCB sources.

The Test series will commence from December 15, 2016, at the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane.

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