The Event Technical Committee of the ICC Champions Trophy approved Pakistan's request to call up a replacement for Riaz and today Pakistan confirmed Raees has been added to the squad, read the ICC statement.
Wahab suffered a tournament-ending ankle injury during Pakistan's crushing 124-run defeat by title-holders India in their opening match at Edgbaston on Sunday. He was part of the team that played the T20I series against West Indies in 2016. "Whoever plays better wins the match", said Raees.
"I will be going out on a hunt for the wickets of the world's top batsmen including AB de Villiers, who is the most unsafe batsman, and also Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni who are also among the best batmen of modern cricket", the left-arm pacer said while speaking to DawnNews.
"I always wanted to bowl to the top batsmen in the world which includes de Villiers, who is a risky batsman", he added.
Scans later confirmed that it was a "deltoid ligament complex" after an eversion injury mechanism, which will require a couple of weeks to recover from. which requires two weeks heal.
They also have Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf in their Arsenal who are likely to replace the injured bowler in the starting XI against South Africa on Wednesday (June 7). To make matters worse, he conceded 87 runs off 8.1 overs, which gave him the record of the most expensive figures in Champions Trophy history.