Pakistan’s selection committee announced squad for the #PAKvsWI T20 and ODI series yesterday and so, here is a look at who is in and who is out.
PAKvsWI: Malik And Sarfaraz Not Part Of The Squad
Senior players like Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim and Mohd. Hafeez have not been considered for neither the T20s nor the ODIs. Asif Ali has made a comeback in the ODIs while Mohd. Hasnain is back in both formats. The final squad comprises of the following players.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper) Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Hasnain, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Traveling reserve: Abdullah Shafique
Mohd. Wasim Explains The Decision
While explaining the thought process behind the selection chief selector, Mohd. Wasim said, “As we have been playing T20Is since October and now have a pretty settled and balanced side, we have decided to reduce the number of players to 15. As such, we have not included Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Shoaib Malik. For the ODIs, which we last played in July, we have accepted the team management’s request and provided them two additional resources. In consultation with Hasan Ali and taking into consideration that he has been playing non-stop cricket since returning from a back injury, we have decided to give him time off from this series.”