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Pakistan name squads for England and West Indies tours; uncapped Azam Khan picked for T20Is

Pakistan identify squads for England and West Indies excursions; uncapped Azam Khan picked for T20Is

Karachi: Pakistan on Thursday named uncapped Azam Khan, son of former captain Moin Khan, within the T20 squad for the excursions of England and West Indies.

The selectors additionally recalled Imad Wasim for the three T20 matches in England and 5 within the West Indies in addition to Haris Sohail for the three ODIs in England.

Azam Khan is the son of former Pakistan captain Moin. AFP

Tempo bowlers Muhammad Abbas and Naseem Shah have additionally received again spots within the Check squad that can play two video games towards the West Indies in Jamaica.

Each Abbas and Naseem have been ignored for the latest two Checks performed in Zimbabwe.

Azam, 22, was the shock decide for the approaching twin excursions as he has performed only a single first-class match and 36 T20 matches however has gained fame for his six hitting prowess. He has appeared within the Pakistan Tremendous League and Sri Lanka Premier League occasions.

The selectors have additionally stored the seasoned leg-spinner Yasir Shah for the 2 Checks however his ultimate choice is topic to his passing a health take a look at as he was additionally neglected for the Zimbabwe tour due to a knee damage.

Pakistan have additionally dropped pacer Tabish Khan after awarding him a Check cap in Zimbabwe. He’s the one casualty from the Zimbabwe tour.

Pakistan will play three ODIs and as many T20Is in England from 8-20 July, earlier than taking over world champions West Indies in 5 T20s that might be adopted by two Checks.

Chief selector Muhammad Wasim mentioned they tried to stay constant of their choice.

“That is an especially vital and demanding tour for Pakistan as we might be enjoying the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League ODIs towards England in addition to the T20Is towards England and the West Indies as a part of our preparations for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup.

“The Jamaica Check will rely in direction of the ICC World Check Championship, he mentioned.

“…In session with captain Babar Azam and head Misbah-ul-Haq, we’ve tried our greatest to keep up the profitable combos however on the identical time recalled 4 skilled gamers and rewarded uncapped Azam Khan for his home efficiency, whereas additionally giving him the required confidence for the longer term challenges.”

Squads:

Checks: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-capt, wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali Azhar Ali , Faheem Ashraf , Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Shah (topic to health), Zahid Mahmood.

ODIs: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir.

T20Is: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Arshad Iqbal, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir.

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Updated: June 4, 2021 — 9:29 am

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