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Afridi announces Pakistan squad for NZ ODIs

Afridi announces Pakistan squad for NZ ODIs:

Afridi announces Pakistan squad for NZ ODIs

Haris Sohail returned while Shadab Khan was excluded as the Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday announced the squad for the One-day International series against New Zealand.

The squad was announced by Shahid Afridi. He is the head of the PCB’s interim selection committee Shahid Afridi at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Shadab was dropped out owing to fracture on his right index finger in Australia last week. Tayyab Tahir and wrist spinner Usama Mir have are also in the squad. They produced stellar performances in the Pakistan Cup.

Shan Masood and Haris Sohail were recalled. Both had missed out on ODI cricket in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Kamran Ghulam, who is part of the Test squad, has also been included in the ODI side for the first time.

Fast-bowler Haris Rauf, was injured during the first Test against England in Rawalpindi. He regained complete fitness and has been named in the line-up.

“However, Shaheen Shah Afridi, despite making good progress, has not been included. The selectors in consultation with the medical panel, have decided to give him more time to reclaim complete fitness. He is expected to return to competitive cricket next month in the HBL Pakistan Super League 8.

ODI squad: Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Tayyab Tahir and Usama Mir

Zahra Sikandar
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