PCB announces Pakistan's squads for Netherlands tour, ACC T20 Asia Cup

PCB announces Pakistan's squads for Netherlands tour, ACC T20 Asia Cup

Lahore (Web Desk): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced its 16-member squad for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League fixture against the Netherlands and a 15-member squad for the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) T-20 Asia Cup.

According to details, the ODI series against the Netherlands will be held from August 16 to August 21 while the Asia Cup will be played in the in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 27 August 27 to September 11.

Fast bowler Naseem Shah has been named in both squads in place of Hasan Ali, while Salman Ali Agha, who toured England in 2021 for the ODIs, has been recalled.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been retained in the ODI and T20I squads, and his rehabilitation programme will be overseen by the team trainer and physiotherapist, who will also decide on his return to international cricket.

There will be five changes from the Netherlands ODI squad to the ACC T20 Asia Cup side. Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha and Zahid Mehmood will be replaced by Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Qadir.

In a statement, chief selector Muhammad Wasim said the PCB has only made "changes that were necessary".

Squads

Netherlands ODIs: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Zahid Mehmood.

T20 Asia Cup: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.