Naseem Shah withdrawn from U-19 WC squad .

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Naseem Shah of Pakistan during a Pakistan nets session at Adelaide Oval on November 28, 2019 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

One month after announcing the team for the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020, the Pakistan Cricket Board has withdrawn 16-year-old fast bowler Naseem Shah, on the grounds of him having already made his senior team debut in November last year.

At 16 years and 279 days, Shah became the youngest Test cricketer to make his debut on Australian soil, when he was picked in the Pakistan XI for the first Test in Brisbane. He has since played two more Tests and picked up a five-for in his last, the second Test against Sri Lanka in Karachi, which Pakistan won by 263 runs to clinch the series, becoming the youngest Test cricketer to snare a five-for in the process.

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