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PCB Unveils 17-Man Squad for New Zealand T20I Series

PCB Unveils 17-Man Squad for New Zealand T20I Series

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 17-member squad for the upcoming T20I series against New Zealand, scheduled to be played from April 18 to April 27 in Rawalpindi and Lahore. The squad includes several notable selections and returns.

  • Babar Azam (Captain): Leading the team from the front, Babar Azam will continue to captain the side in the T20 format.
  • Abrar Ahmed: The wrist spinner adds depth to the bowling attack.
  • Azam Khan: Despite fitness concerns, Azam Khan’s selection showcases the committee’s confidence in his abilities.
  • Fakhar Zaman: The explosive opener provides firepower at the top of the order.
  • Iftikhar Ahmed: An experienced all-rounder, Iftikhar Ahmed offers both batting and bowling options.
  • Imad Wasim: Returning from retirement, Imad Wasim’s inclusion bolsters the team’s all-round capabilities.
  • Mohammad Abbas Afridi: The fast bowler will look to make an impact with his pace and swing.
  • Mohammad Rizwan: The wicketkeeper-batsman provides stability in the middle order.
  • Mohammad Amir: Making a comeback to international cricket, Mohammad Amir brings experience to the bowling attack.
  • Muhammad Irfan Khan: The uncapped middle-order batsman earned his spot with impressive performances in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • Naseem Shah: Another exciting fast bowling prospect, Naseem Shah adds variety to the pace attack.
  • Saim Ayub: The young batsman has shown promise and will be eager to make an impact.
  • Shadab Khan: The leg-spinner is a key asset with his bowling and batting abilities.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi: A vital cog in the pace department, Shaheen Shah Afridi will lead the bowling attack.
  • Usama Mir: The leg-spinner provides a spin option in the squad.
  • Usman Khan: The hard-hitting batter, despite his recent ban from Emirati cricket, finds a place in the squad.
  • Zaman Khan: Another uncapped player, Zaman Khan’s inclusion adds depth to the squad.

The selection committee has expressed confidence in the chosen players and highlighted their potential to contribute to the team’s success. With a mix of experience and youth, the squad aims to put up a strong performance against New Zealand in the upcoming series.