The Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) interim choice committee introduced on Thursday a 16-member squad for the three-match ODI sequence in opposition to New Zealand to be performed in Karachi this month.
Left-hand opener Fakhar Zaman was included within the crew as he has recovered from his damage. Haris Sohail who final performed an ODI for Pakistan in October 2020 was additionally recalled.
Tayyab Tahir, who had an excellent run in home tournaments, earned his maiden name whereas Usama Mir was additionally named within the squad changing injured Shadab Khan.
Addressing newsmen in Karachi, interim chief selector Shahid Afridi stated “I spoke to Shadab this morning, he wasn’t feeling snug as a result of finger damage, that’s why he’s not chosen for the sequence in opposition to New Zealand.”
Shahid Afridi additional stated “We requested Babar and Saqlain to provide their alternative of 16 earlier than finalising this squad, the place we felt issues can enhance, we do maintain a dialogue on these points.”
The three-match ODI sequence shall be performed in Karachi from January 9-13.
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