Sharjah on Mar 25, 2023, 7:30
Series Schedules and Squads
|Mar 25,2023||7:30PM||1st T20I||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Mar 27,2023||7:30PM||2nd T20I||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
|Mar 29,2023||7:30PM||3rd T20I||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah|
On Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) held a press conference in Lahore to announce their T20I squad for their upcoming match against Afghanistan. In order to give younger players a chance, the PCB has decided to rest senior players, including Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Fakhar Zaman.
PCB management committee chairman Najam Sethi confirmed that senior players were consulted before the decision was made, stating that “No one is out. We are just giving rest to our senior players to try young blood who has performed in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).” Sethi also addressed speculations about Babar Azam’s captaincy, confirming that he will remain the captain.
According to Sethi, the Afghanistan series will be used to prepare younger players for future international challenges. The PCB hopes to gain an understanding of the young players’ potential by giving them an opportunity to play in the series.
The T20I squad for the match against Afghanistan includes Shadab Khan as captain, Abdullah Shafique, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shan Masood, Tayyab Tahir, and Zaman Khan.
The first T20I is scheduled for March 24, with the second and third matches to be held on March 26 and 27, respectively, all in Sharjah. Abrar Ahmed, Haseebullah, and Usama Mir are reserved players.