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Pakistan title squads for Netherlands ODIs and T20 Asia Cup; Hasan Ali dropped

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) drops Hasan Ali for the Netherlands tour and T20 Asia Cup. — AFP/File

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday introduced a 16-member squad for the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League fixtures towards the Netherlands and a 15-member group for the T20 Asia Cup.

The Inexperienced Shirts will lock horns with Netherlands in ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League fixtures scheduled to be performed from August 16 to 21. Whereas the ACC T20 Asia Cup might be performed within the United Arab Emirates from August 27 September 11.

In keeping with an announcement issued by the PCB, pacer Naseem Shah has been named in each the squads instead of Hasan Ali, whereas Salman Ali Agha, who toured England in 2021 for the ODIs, has been recalled. 

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been retained within the ODI and T20I squads, and his rehabilitation programme might be overseen by the group coach and physiotherapist, who may even resolve on his return to worldwide cricket.

There might be 5 adjustments from the Netherlands ODI squad to the ACC T20 Asia Cup aspect, the PCB stated, including that Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha and Zahid Mehmood might be changed by Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Qadir.

Squad for 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 Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Zahid Mehmood.

Squad for 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 Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani  and Usman Qadir.

‘Made solely obligatory adjustments’

Speaking in regards to the Pakistan squads, Chief selector Muhammad Wasim stated, “We have now solely made adjustments that had been obligatory. Each the competitions are necessary for us and, as such, we’ve got picked our greatest out there gamers in session with the captain and head coach.

“Hasan has been given a break from worldwide cricket and he has been changed by Naseem Shah. He’s specific quick and can provide additional impetus to the quick bowling division, which already boasts Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shahnawaz Dahani. Naseem has not performed any worldwide white-ball cricket, however he has demonstrated with the red-ball that he’s an attacking possibility with good tempo and managed swing,” he added.

The chief selector stated, “Salman Ali Agha has been recalled to the ODI aspect after he carried out nicely up to now two Pakistan Cup tournaments, averaging 40.33 and 48.8, respectively. He additionally provides Babar Azam a further bowling possibility.”

Coaching camp to be held from August 6

Along with this, the coaching camp for the gamers might be held in Lahore from 6-11 August, throughout which they may even play two 50-over matches. The aspect will depart for Amsterdam within the wee hours of Friday, 12 August. T20I gamers will be part of the squad in Dubai for the ACC T20 Asia Cup on 22 August.

Schedule:

Pak vs Netherlands

16 Aug – 1st ODI; VOC Cricket Floor, Rotterdam

18 Aug – 2nd ODI; VOC Cricket Floor, Rotterdam

21 Aug – third ODI; VOC Cricket Floor, Rotterdam

ACC T20 Asia Cup

Group A – India, Pakistan and Qualifier (one in all UAE, Kuwait and Hong Kong to qualify)

Group B – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka

28 Aug – Pakistan v India, Dubai

2 Sep – Pakistan v Qualifier, Sharjah

3-9 Sep – Tremendous 4 Stage

11 Sep – Remaining, Dubai

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