The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have announced their seventeen man squad for that three-match T20I series against England. The board have decided to include youngsters such as Haider Ali and Naseem Shah.
Misbah ul Haq, the head coach cum chief selector of PCB, says that youngsters have helped increase the pool of option whereas, the experienced bowlers, Amir and Wahab, have made their comeback to the side along with Fakhar and Sarfaraz adding on more experience.
Pakistan revealed seventeen players for three-match T20I against England
“We have inducted youngsters like Haider Ali, who has performed well in the PSL, U19, and first-class cricket. Naseem Shah as we had an opportunity to keep a bigger pool due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which also increases our options,” head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq said.
“Our two experienced bowlers in Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have also returned to the side, along with Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmed,” he added.
Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, and Wahab Riaz.
On Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disclosed their T20 squad for the three-match T20I series against Pakistan that holds no player from the test squad playing the three-match test series against Pakistan currently.
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire).
The sides will be seen in action for T20I series behind closed doors on the mentioned dates below:
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford