Pakistan’s Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023 squad has witnessed an addition as left-handed batter Saud Shakeel joins the ranks. The squad now comprises 17 members, while right-handed batter Tayyab Tahir remains part of the squad as a travelling reserve.
Led by Babar Azam, the team is scheduled to arrive in Multan on Sunday, 27 August, where they will have a day of rest.
Considering the participation of certain players in the Lankan Premier League, the team management has granted them some relaxation. Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, and Naseem Shah are set to travel to Lahore on Sunday and subsequently join the squad on Monday evening.
The players will engage in a training session on Tuesday, 29 August, at the Multan Cricket Stadium from 1630 to 1930. Ahead of the training session, the Pakistan captain is expected to hold a pre-series media conference.
Kicking off their Asia Cup campaign, Pakistan is scheduled to face Nepal in the tournament opener in Multan on 30 August. As the team prepares to take on the challenges of the tournament, the addition of Saud Shakeel adds depth to their batting lineup, enhancing their prospects in the competition.