Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Chief Selector Mohammad Wasim has announced the cricket squad for the upcoming tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe in a press conference at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The national cricket team will be playing three one-day internationals and four Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against the Proteas from April 2 till April 16. Soon after the series with South Africa the Pakistan side will depart to Zimbabwe, where they will play two Tests and three T20Is against the Chevrons.
As per the announcement, the T20I squad has witnessed the return of Mohammad Hafeez and Shadab Khan, who were earlier dropped from the national team for the matches against South Africa.
After exceptional performance in the initial PSL6 matches, opener Sharjeel Khan has also returned to the squad. While emerging players Mohamamad Wasim Jr and Arshad Iqbal have been called up following their strong performance in the PSL league. Mohamamad Wasim Jr has also been named in the ODI squad.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s star leg spinner Yasir Shah has been excluded from the Test squad due to an injury. Multan Sultans bowler Shahnawaz Dahani, who picked up quite a lot of accolades during PSL 6 matches, has been given his maiden Test call.
The squads for the T20I, ODI and Test matches are mentioned below.
T20I squad: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohamamad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal, Usman Qadir.
ODI squad: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider, Danish Aziz, Saud Shakil, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad, Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir.
Test squad: Babar Azam, Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Tabish Khan, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Nauman Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Sajid Khan.
From : pk.mashable.com