Sarfaraz, Hasan dropped as Pakistan broadcasts squads for West Indies sequence

Pakistans captain Babar Azam (L) and Mohammad Rizwan talk during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 26, 2021. — AFP/File
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam (L) and Mohammad Rizwan speak through the ICC Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on October 26, 2021. — AFP/File

Pakistan on Thursday introduced the T20I and ODI squads for the upcoming home sequence towards West Indies, which will probably be performed underneath the lights of National Stadium Karachi from December 13-22.

In an announcement, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated from the 18 gamers who had been a part of the recently-concluded T20I sequence towards Bangladesh, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Shoaib Malik have been ignored, whereas quick bowler Mohammad Hasnain has been added to the 15-man squad, the board stated.

Likewise, from the 17 gamers who had been accessible for choice for the England ODIs in July, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jnr have changed Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Salman Ali Agha and Sarfaraz Ahmed within the 17-member facet, whereas Abdullah Shafique has been named as a travelling reserve, it added.

The PCB stated the 20-over matches will depend in the direction of the ICC T20I Rankings, whereas the 50-over video games will probably be a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

Squads

T20Is

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

ODIs

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

Travelling reserve: Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab)

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