Earlier today, news came out that the national squad for the ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe which is starting from October 30th is likely to be announced tomorrow.
Misbah-ul-Haq Former chief selector decided to announce the squad after the National T20 Cup but he has resigned from his post. Now, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce the squad through a press release.
As per the reports, 22 to 23 players for the ODI and T20I series may be announced. The intra-squad ODI matches are also being planned before the series.
Shoaib Malik will not be a part of the squad while all-rounder, Faheem Ashraf, left-hander Khushdil Shah, and uncapped Abdullah Shafiq will be included.
Naseem Shah will also be rested as he was withdrawn from the National T20 Cup after complaining of a niggle in the groin. Musa Khan can be included in the squad in his place. Babar Azam will lead Pakistan for the very first time in ODI cricket.
Pakistan and Zimbabwe will play three ODIs and as many T20Is. The ODIs will be played at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium on October 30th, November 1st, and 3rd, and three T20Is will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium on November 7th, 8th, and 10th.
All the players will reach Islamabad on October 20th. They will spend a week in isolation from October 21st till the 27th. The squad will then practice at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium on October 28 and 29.
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