Pakistan Squad for Upcoming South Africa And Zimbabwe Series 2021
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the different squad for the three formats of Tests, ODIs, and T20s ahead of the upcoming South Africa and Zimbabwe series 2021. The country’s cricket board has made several changes in all three formats of the announced team.
After four long years, opener Sharjeel Khan has been called up for the Pakistan team. He has only been considered for the upcoming Twenty20 series. He was banned in 2016 for fixing in PSL.
He has done well with the bat in Pakistan’s domestic edition and the sixth edition of the PSL 2021 after overcoming that ban. He is the second-highest run-getter in the suspended PSL after Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.
Besides, three new faces have been called up for the three-format announced team. Shahnawaz Dhani, who took 28 wickets in his debut season, has been included in the Test squad. Besides, pacer Arshad Iqbal got a chance for the first time in the T20 squad. Another new face, Mohammad Wasim Jr., has been named in both the ODI and T20 squads.
However, experienced spinner Yasir Shah was not considered in any format for injury. However, Imam-ul-Haq and Shadab Khan have returned to the ODI squad for the upcoming tour despite not being in the squad for the last series due to injury. Besides, former captain Sarfaraz Khan has got a chance in all three formats.
Pakistan Squad for upcoming South Africa and Zimbabwe Series 2021
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakil, Agha Salman, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Tabis Khan, Shahnewaz Dhani, Zahid Mehmood, and Nauman Ali.
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafiq, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Saud Shakil, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, and Hasan Ali.
Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali and Arshad Iqbal.