Pakistan Name Squad for Sri Lanka ODI Series, Rizwan and Shinwari return
Pakistan Cricket Board have named a 16-men squad for Sri Lanka ODI series. Wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan along with Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Abid Ali and Usman Shinwari have returned to the team while back spasm forced Hasan Ali to miss the upcoming series.
Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad also missed out from inital 20-member squad. Squad for T20 internationals will be announced during the One-Day series.
Misbah-ul-Haq, who is Pakistan’s cricket head coach and chief selector said: “The five boys, who have been recalled, were straightforward selections. Iftikhar Ahmed is a batsman who can also bowl off-spin and provides the captain with necessary bowling depth as Sri Lanka boasts a few left-handers in their ranks. Mohammad Nawaz has been performing well in domestic matches. Despite their strong performances, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Shinwari and Abid Ali were unlucky to miss out the World Cup squad,”.
Sri Lanka’ cricket team will tour Pakistan to play three One Day Internationals and three T20Is from September 27 to October 9.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Abdi Ali, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hasnain, Usman Shinwari, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz