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Pakistan squad for Zimbabwe series named

Head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday named the 22 probables for the ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe.

Shoaib Malik has been left out from the series to give better chances to players like Abdullah Shafiq, Haider Ali, and Khushdil Shah in the upcoming T20I.

Meanwhile, fast bowlers Hasan Ali and Naseem Shah were not considered for selection as they are recovering from their injuries

Sarfaraz Ahmed will also no be the part of the squad for the international series instead he will be playing in the first-class Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, starting from 25 October.

Head coach and chief selector insists that he has opted for experience in the 50-over matches and provided extended run to the youngsters in the T20I format.


Batsmen: Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Hafeez

Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Rohail Nazir

Spinners:  Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, and Zafar Gohar

Fast bowlers: Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Shaheen Shah, and Wahab Riaz

Pakistan Team probables for ODIs and T20Is:

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Rohail Nazir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, and Zafar Gohar

Series schedule (ODIs to start 1200, T20Is to commence 1530):

30 Oct – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi.

1 Nov – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi.

3 Nov – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi.

7 Nov – 1st T20I, Lahore.

8 Nov – 2nd T20I, Lahore.

10 Nov – 3rd T20I, Lahore.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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