Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday named a 15-member squad for the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan to be played from March 24 to March 27 in Sharjah, UAE.
All-rounder Shadab Khan will lead the Pakistan side, including four uncapped players: Ihsanullah, Saim Ayub, Zaman Khan, and Tayyab Tahir, while Abdullah Shafique, Imad Wasim, Azam Khan, and Faheem Ashraf have been recalled.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Mohammad Rizwan have been rested, while Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Haider Ali, and Mohammad Hasnain have been dropped. These nine players were also part of the Pakistan team that reached the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.
Apart from Shadab, players retained from the last T20I series are Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Naseem Shah, and Shan Masood.