Zeeshan Malik, Abdullah Shafique, Imran Butt, Amad Butt, Hussain Talat and Rohail Nazir earned a well-deserved spot while Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Amir have been dropped from the side, as Pakistan announced 35 member Squad for New Zealand tour.
Pakistan’s head coach and Chief Selector Misbah Ul Haq, addressed a media session in Lahore, where he announced Pakistan’s squad, for the last time, as he recently announced stepping down from the Chief Selector post.
Squad includes the mixture of youngsters and experienced player’s, which will play 2 tests and 3 T20Is, along with Pakistan Shaheen’s playing 4 day games, and T20s with Newzealand.
Pakistan’s 35 member squad includes;
Openers (six): Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, and Zeeshan Malik.
Middle-order batsmen (11): Babar Azam (captain) Azhar Ali, Danish Aziz, Fawad Alam Haider Ali (Shaheens vice-captain), Haris Sohail Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Butt, Khushdil Shah, and Mohammad Hafeez.
Wicketkeepers (three): Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, Tests), Rohail Nazir (Shaheens captain) and Sarfaraz Ahmed.
Spinners (five): Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan (vice-captain, T20Is) Usman Qadir, Yasir Shah, and Zafar Gohar.
Fast bowlers (10): Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf Haris Rauf, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Musa, Naseem Shah Shaheen Shah Afridi , Sohail Khan and Wahab Riaz.