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Pakistan announce squads for Asia Cup 2022, Netherlands ODIs

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Fast bowler Hasan Ali is the foremost omission as Pakistan named sturdy squads for his or her upcoming ODIs towards the Netherlands and the Asia Cup later this month. Naseem Shah has changed Hasan, who’s reported to be given a break from cricket on the highest degree. Shah has performed Test cricket and in addition has a hat-trick to his title, however is but to don the nationwide colors in ODIs and T20Is.

Shaheen Shah Afridi, who missed the second Test towards Sri Lanka attributable to harm, has been named in each squads. Babar Azam is about to guide each the squads. Salman Ali Agha has additionally been recalled to the ODI workforce after he carried out to expectations in home tournaments.

“We have only made changes that were necessary. Both the competitions are important for us and, as such, we have picked our best available players in consultation with the captain and head coach,” Chief selector Muhammad Wasim was quoted as saying.

“Hasan has been given a break from worldwide cricket and he has been changed by Naseem Shah. He is specific quick and may give additional impetus to the quick bowling division, which already boasts Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shahnawaz Dahani. Naseem has not performed any worldwide white-ball cricket, however he has demonstrated with the red-ball that he’s an attacking possibility with good tempo and managed swing,” he said.

“Salman Ali Agha has been recalled to the ODI side after he performed well in the past two Pakistan Cup tournaments, averaging 40.33 and 48.8, respectively. He also gives Babar Azam an additional bowling option,” Wasim added.

Pakistan are scheduled to start out their Asia Cup marketing campaign on August 28 towards India on the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Prior to that, they may lock horns with the Netherlands in three rescheduled ODIs at Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam.

Pakistan squad for Netherlands ODIs

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, 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, Zahid Mehmood

Pakistan squad for Asia Cup

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, 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, Usman Qadir

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