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Pakistan squad for New Zealand, T20 Series 2024:

Pakistan squad for New Zealand, T20 Series 2024:

Pakistan squad for New Zealand, T20 Series 2024: | Pakistan is scheduled to participate in a series of five away T20Is against New Zealand, taking place from January 12 to January 21. The matches are set to be held in Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, and Christchurch. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that the men’s selection panel, led by cricketer Wahab Riaz, is slated to convene on December 13 in Lahore to deliberate on matters related to team selection for the upcoming series. PCB announce that Pakistan is set to engage in a five-match T20I series against New Zealand scheduled to take place from January 12 to January 21. The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed that the men’s cricket team is slated to compete in an additional 10 T20Is against New Zealand during the 2023-24 season. This strategic decision aims to offer optimal preparation opportunities for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2024. New Zealand is booked to make a return visit to Pakistan in April 2024 for a progression of five T20Is. This plan is intended to fill an empty window in the cricketing schedule.

In preparation for the forthcoming Twenty20 series against New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally released the final roster of players chosen to represent Pakistan.

Shaheen Afridi Skipper:

Pakistan squad for New Zealand, T20 Series 2024:

Early in January, the T20I bilateral series against New Zealand will see Shaheen Afridi leading a formidable 17-member squad. Shaheen, who is regarded as one of the best bowlers in the world, particularly with the new ball, will face the 2021 T20 World Cup runners-up in his debut match as captain.

The T20I series in New Zealand, which starts on January 12—a few days after the third and final Test of the ICC World Test Championship series against Australia—will be Shaheen Afridi’s first assignment as the team’s full-time captain.

Injured Shadab Khan:

Pakistan squad for New Zealand, T20 Series 2024: | Due to an injury, senior all-rounder Shadab Khan, who served as the T20I team’s vice captain during the Men’s T20 World Cup, will not be selected.  Shadab Khan, a key player for Pakistan’s T20 cricket team, is recovering from an ankle injury, but Chief Selector Wahab Riaz plans to re-introduce him after two weeks.

Pakistan squad for New Zealand, T20 Series 2024:

Riaz claimed he rested the team in order to concentrate on other domestic cricket players, but Mohammad Haris, who performed admirably in the T20 World Cup, was left off. “We’ve seen he’s a high-impact player in PSL, domestic cricket, other leagues – we’ve tried many players at No.6 so now we want to give Azam a chance,” Riaz stated. Twenty-year-old Haseebullah Khan, who impressed in the Pakistan Super League, is the other wicketkeeper in the squad.  Fast bowlers Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah and Ihsanullah were not considered as they are recovering and regaining fitness.

Squad:

PlayersRole
Shaheen Afridi ©Fast Bowler
Aamir JamalRight-Arm Fast Bowler
Abbas AfridiBowling, All rounder
Abrar AhmedAll Rounder
Azam Khan(wk)Wicket Keeper
Babar AzamBatsman
Fakhar ZamanBatsman
Haris RaufBowler
Haseebullah(wk)Wicket Keeper
Iftikhar AhmedAll Rounder
Mohmmad NawazAll Rounder
Mohmmad Rizwan(wk)Wicket Keeper,Batsman
Mohmmad Waseem JnrBowler
Sahibzada FarhanBatsman
Saim AyuabBatsman
Usama MirLeg Spinner
Zaman KhanBowler

Riaz Said:”Haseebullah has performed a lot in white-ball cricket and played some impactful innings in the PSL,” Riaz stated during the press conference. He opens in domestic cricket, but we need to develop players for numbers 4–7 in order to adjust as a team.”

“Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf were given possibilities however they couldn’t make that kind of effect, so presently we’re in a structure stage to see which players can squeeze into these positions.”

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