Naseem Shah is expected to return to international cricket during the #PakvBan game that will also be the first of the #NZTriSeries. It is worth mentioning here that Naseem could play only one T20I against England because he had contracted pneumonia. Later, he was also diagnosed with COVID19.
So, with only one day to go, here is a look at Pakistan’s likely playing eleven for the much-awaited contest.
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Pakistan are likely to stick with skipper Babar Azam and wicket-keeper batter, Mohd. Rizwan as openers. Shan Masood, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali are then likely to play in the middle-order once more. Nevertheless, all four of them haven’t impressed much during the last few weeks and therefore they are all expected to play the game under tremendous pressure.
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Shadab Khan and Mohd. Nawaz are also expected to feature once more as bowling all-rounders as well as specialist spinners. Still, since there is a question mark over Shadab’s fitness and so, either Usman Qadir or Wasim Junior might as well be given a chance.
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Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Mohd. Hasnain are expected to be Pakistan’s first choice pacers in absence of Shaheen Afridi. Shahnawaz Dahani who is part of the reserves might still play if Pakistan decide to rest one of their premier bowlers.
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