Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in the Asia Cup, while Hasan Ali will take a “break from international cricket.”

Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in the Asia Cup, while Hasan Ali will take a “break from international cricket. ” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced its 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 16-player squad. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches against the Netherlands from August 16-21. As well as a 15-player squad for the ACC T20 Asia Cup. Which will be held in the United Arab Emirates from August 27 to September 11. In place of Hasan Ali, fast bowler Naseem Shah has been name to both squads. While Salman Ali Agha, who tour England for the ODIs in 2021, has been recalled.

Shaheen Shah Afridi name to the ODI and T20I squads. His rehabilitation will be overseen by the team trainer and physiotherapist. Who will also make the decision on his return to international cricket.

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The Netherlands ODI squad will have five changes from the ACC T20 Asia Cup squad.

Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Usman Qadir will take the place of Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha, and Zahid Mehmood.

In an official statement, Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim stated. “We only made changes that were absolutely necessary. Both competitions are important to us, so we chose our best available players after consulting with the captain and head coach.”

“Hasan has been given a break from international cricket, and Naseem Shah taken his place. He is extremely quick and can add to the fast bowling department, which already includes Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Shahnawaz Dahani. Naseem has not played white-ball international cricket, but he has shown with the red ball that he is an attacking option with good pace and controlled swing “He continued.

The players will attend a training camp in Lahore from August 6 to 11, during which they will also play two 50-over matches. The team will leave for Amsterdam in the early morning hours of Friday, August 12. T20I players will travel to Dubai to compete in the ACC T20 Asia Cup.

Pakistan squad for Netherlands ODIs 

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Zahid Mehmood.

Pakistan squad for ACC T20 Asia Cup 

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.

Also Read: The Asia Cup schedule  released, and India will face Pakistan in Group A on August 28.

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