Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq announced the 35-player squad for Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand, on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Misbah said that the upcoming series is “crucial” for the team as it will help Pakistan improve its T20I rankings and gain valuable points in the ICC World Test Championship.
“Against this background and taking into consideration recent player performances, we have selected the best available players,” said Misbah.
Misbah ul Haq asserted that the tour schedule has been designed in such a way that the players “play tough intra-squad matches”.
“I want to congratulate uncapped Amad Butt, Danish Aziz, Imran Butt, and Rohail Nazir who have impressed the selectors with their form, technique, temperament and ability to secure places in the 35-player pool,”added Misbah.