Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have declared a twelve-member squad for the initial ODI in opposition to New Zealand scheduled to be performed in Rawalpindi on September seventeen.
Each the groups have begun their preparations at the location in advance of the 3-match sequence, which will not be portion of the ICC Cricket Environment Cup Tremendous League thanks to the unavailability of choice evaluate method (DRS).
Uncapped leg-spinner Zahid Mehmood has been named in Pakistan’s squad for the sequence opener. Mahmood has been in chic sort off-late. He bagged fifty two wickets from ten matches in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy and 19 wickets in as quite a few game titles all through the 2020–21 Pakistan Cup.
In the meantime, New Zealand have attained Pakistan without the need of quite a few of their prime gamers – who are as a substitute in the UAE for the remaining matches of the Indian Leading League (IPL) – like frequent skipper Kane Williamson and the rate bowling trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Kyle Jamieson.
But in accordance to Pakistan captain Babar Azam, his aspect will not consider the opponents flippantly, in spite of large names lacking from the Blackcaps’ squad.
“It would have been nicer experienced their greatest workforce appear,” claimed Babar when addressing the media. “But whatsoever the composition of their workforce we will participate in to our greatest and acquire the sequence.”
In this article is Pakistan’s squad for initial ODI in opposition to New Zealand:
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakil, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood.