20-players Pakistan ODI Squad Announced For New Zealand Series is one of the latest news now! All the Pakistani fans are super excited for the ODI matches of Pakistan.
Read out the details of the Pakistan ODI Squad Announced the For New Zealand Series and the Official Statements!
Pakistan ODI Squad
- Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)
- Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab)
- Faheem Ashraf (Central Punjab)
- Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Haris Rauf (Northern)
- Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)
- Iftikhar Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Imam-ul-Haq (Balochistan)
- Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab)
- Mohammad Haris (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Muhammad Hasnain (Sindh)
- M. Nawaz (Northern)
- Mohammad Rizwan (Khyber Pakhtuankhwa)
- Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunnkhwa)
- Saud Shakeel (Sindh), Shadab Khan (Northern)
- Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
- Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh)
- Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)
- Zahid Mahmood (Southern Punjab)
“While we have tried to put together a formidable and balanced unit, we have continued to ensure that we give opportunities to high performing players while looking into the future so that we can develop strong bench strength.”
“Shahnawaz Dahani was unfortunate to miss the selection for the England matches as the squad was announced before the start of the remaining 20 HBL PSL 6 matches. Hence, he was a straightforward selection when we sat to discuss and finalize the side for the New Zealand series. We have also given a continued run to Mohammad Wasim, who impressed everyone in the T20Is against the West Indies.”
“While picking him, we took into consideration that he had excelled last time he played in a white-ball match in Lahore against South Africa. Although this time the format will be different, in domestic 50-over competitions he has shown through his performances that he has the temperament to also perform in ODIs.”
He continued: “Mohammad Rizwan remains the first-choice wicketkeeper, as such, it has been decided to include 20-year-old Mohammad Haris in place of Sarfaraz Ahmed.”
“Middle-order has remained our concern and, as such, after trying a few options, we have decided to give another run to Iftikhar Ahmed and Khushdil Shah, The two batters have played sufficient 50-over cricket at the domestic level and boast the required firepower to utilise the slog overs. We are optimistic they will come good in home conditions.”
“I know a few players will feel disappointed at missing out on the selection but we have a busy season of cricket ahead, which means there will be ample opportunities down the line for everyone to put up strong performances and push their case for national selection.”
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