The PCB announces Pakistan squad for first ODI against ZimbabweThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the Pakistan squad ahead of the first ODI to be played against Zimbabwe on 30th October at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The squad is composed of fifteen players dug out from the preliminary twenty-two member panel.
Notably, the PCB has left behind Haider Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, and Mohammad Hafeez. Haider, who impressed the masses making his T20I fifty on debut against England was expected to be in the final squad. Along with him, Shafiq’s performances in the recently concluded National T20 Cup were incredible. There are hopes that the cut of players might be featuring in a three-match T20I series later.
PAKISTAN SQUAD FOR FIRST ODI AGAINST ZIMBABWE
Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Musa Khan
Here are the complete squads:
Squad for Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Abid Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Rohail Nazir, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Usman Qadir, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan
Squad for Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha (c), Faraz Akram, Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wessely Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams
It is to be noted that the playing XIs will be chosen later from Pakistan’s 22-member and Zimbabwe’s 20-member squads respectively. Here is the schedule for a three-match T20I and ODI series to be winded up at Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively.
Here is the complete schedule:
20 Oct – Zimbabwe arrival in Islamabad
21-27 Oct – Isolation period & practice
28-29 Oct – Practice at Pindi Cricket Stadium
30 Oct – 1st ODI, Pindi Cricket Stadium
1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Pindi Cricket Stadium
3 Nov – 3rd ODI Pindi Cricket Stadium
4 Nov – Travel to Lahore
5-6 Nov – Practice at Gaddafi Stadium
7 Nov – 1st T20I Gaddafi Stadium
8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium
10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Gaddafi Stadium
12 Nov – Zimbabwe departure for Harare