Misbah-ul-Haq is all set to announce Pakistan’s squad for the home series against Sri Lanka. Hence, here is a look at the changes that the new head coach and chief selector is likely to make during the home series against Sri Lanka.
Abid Ali Ahead Of Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman’s form and fitness has been a source of concern for a while and thus, Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to rest him during the home series. Abid Ali then is the favorite to replace the south paw in both formats against the islanders.
Umar Akmal Ahead Of Mohd. Hafeez
With Sri Lanka sending a depleted squad, Pakistan is likely to overlook senior pro Mohd. Hafeez for the series and instead give a yet another opportunity to Umar Akmal. Misbah it is rumored is looking to build a team filled with batsmen who have the ability to hit the ball a long distance and who are still young enough to represent the country when the next world cup begins.
Mohd. Rizwan Ahead Of Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik has been seriously out of form for a while and hence, is likely to be shown the door. Mohd. Rizwan who scored two centuries against Australia before the world cup is likely to be given preference.