A 20-member national cricket team has been announced for the ODI series against New Zealand.
Pakistan cricket team chief selector Muhammad Waseem has introduced a 20-member ODI squad for the New Zealand tour of Pakistan. Khushdal Shah and Middle-order batsmen Iftikhar Ahmed have returned to the team.
On the other hand, Haris Sohail, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfraz Ahmed, and Sohaib Maqsood could not make a place in the home series against New Zealand. Former captain and wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfraz Ahmed have been replaced by Muhammad Haris.
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Young fast bowlers Shahnawaz Dhani, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Zahid Mahmood (league spinner) have been named in the Pakistan ODI squad for the first time.
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhr Zaman, Khushdal Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Haris (wicket-keeper), Saud Shakeel, in the announced squad of the Pakistan ODI team. Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani, Usman Qadir, and Zahid Mahmood are in the squad.
The three ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played on September 17, 19, and 21 in Rawalpindi.