Lahore (Staff Report): The chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Inzamam-ul-Haq on Friday announced the 15-member ODI squad which will face Australia in the five-match ODI series from January 13- 26, 2017.
The team was finalised after consultations with the Head Coach and ODI captain.
Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan is making a return to the side while leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been left out.
According to the PCB media release Inzamam-ul-Haq said, “The ODI team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions in Australia and the performances of players in the recent ODI series against West Indies and in the domestic cricket.”
“The team is a fine blend of experience and youth, and the selectors have stuck to the same combination of players selected against West Indies series earlier and believe that team will do well in the tour.”
Azhar Ali (Captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Umer Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmad (Vice Captain, WK), Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan.
1st ODI - Jan 13 at Brisbane Cricket Ground
2nd ODI - Jan 15 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
3rd ODI - Jan 19 at W.A.C.A., Perth
4th ODI - Jan 22 at Sydney Cricket Ground
5th ODI - Jan 26 at Adelaide Oval