Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez was Sunday ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury, in yet another blow to the team before the mega-event. The 34-year-old suffered the injury during the second one-day international against New Zealand in Napier last week and has been advised to take three weeks’ rest.

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“Hafeez has been ruled out of the World Cup and will return home with the first available flight and in his place Nasir Jamshed has been summoned,” a Pakistan Cricket Board spokesman said.

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