Pakistan announce squad against West Indies for ODI series, Shadab Khan returns after injury

lahore [Pakistan]May 23 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday announced the squad for the three-match ODI series against West Indies, scheduled to start on June 8.

The ODI series will be part of the ICC World Cup Super League, which will determine qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Babar Azam will continue to lead the team, while Shadab Khan, who missed the Australian ODIs due to injury, has returned as vice-captain.

The team will meet in Rawalpindi on June 1 for a training camp and Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan, who are currently playing in the English County Championship, will join the team in time for practice sessions.

Head coach Muhammad Wasim said they kept the same core of players to further establish themselves in the format.

“As the ODIs against the West Indies are part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification, we have decided to give our team the best opportunity to accumulate maximum points and strengthen our chances of progressing directly to the tournament. pinnacle of over 50. have retained the same core of players to further establish themselves in the format. I hope this group continues the form it gained from the Australia series,” he said, according to a statement issued by PCB.

“In addition, and bearing in mind that there will not be a managed event environment and players may be called up at short notice, we have reduced the squad size to 16 players. For the Australian ODIs, we had also announced substitute players as cover for those players who were injured. Players like Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan are now fully fit, which has allowed us to leave out Asif Afridi and Usman Qadir.”

He said that Usman along with Asif Ali and Haider Ali remain in the team’s plans for the shorter format. “We have a series of T20Is lined up this year, including the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022,” Wasim said.

Pakistan Team: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Zahid Mahmood. (AND ME)

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