Pakistan Squad Announced for Zimbabwe Series!
it was expected before the announcement that senior and experienced players will be likely to be given rest for this series. No disrespect to the Zimbabwe team but experimentation of stars from the national t20 cup in this series was sensible.
Controversies are still surrounding this conference regarding Mohammad Hafeez still being selected even though it was said that senior players will be selected. Another matter that emerged was not selecting one of the most shining star of the national t20 cup Danish Aziz. This, however, was cleared by the selector. He said that these players are into consideration and they still have a chance in the upcoming New Zealand series.
The chief selector also stated that right now Rizwan is the number 1 wicket-keeping choice and there is no question about it and that Sarfraz should play well in the Quaid-E-Azam trophy to ensure his return in the New Zealand series.
After some extraordinary performances from Shadab Khan and Abdullah Shafiq in the National T20 cup, both players got their rewards. Abdullah got his first international appointment while Shdab was given vice-captaincy.
Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Babar Azam (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Rohail Nazir (wicketkeeper), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Zafar Gohar, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Wahab Riaz.