Karachi Whites pick Misbah, while Afridi will feature Islamabad
The first phase of draft for the National T20 Cup took place today as eight teams picked their first fifteen players of their squads.
The tournament, which is featuring Karachi Whites, Karachi Blues, Lahore Whites, Lahire Blues, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, FATA and Peshawar, will commence from August 15 and will conclude on September 16.
Players have been picked through a draft similar to Pakistan Super League and Pakistan Cup.
Pakistan’s test skipper, Misbah Ul Haq will feature Karachi Whites, while Shahid Afridi will play for Islamabad under the captaincy of Umar Gul. On the other hand, Salman Butt is being picked by Lahore Whites along with Kamran and Umar Akmal. Saeed Ajmal will represent Karachi Blues in the tournament.
The second phase of the draft will be conducted just before the semi-final stage when Pakistan’s ODI squad will head back to the country from England.
Here are the squads:
Akbar ur Rehman (c), Tariq Haroon, Mir Hamza, Azam Hussain, Asif Zakir,Sohail Khan, Misbah ul Haq, Ahsan Ali, Ramiz Raja Jr, Tabish Khan, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Hasan, Danish Aziz, Faraz Ahmed Khan, Zain Abbas
Khalid Latif (c), Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Asghar, Ruman Raees, Bilawal Bhatti, Shahzaib Hasan, Usama Mir, Fawad Alam, Saifullah Bangash, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Waqas, Ali Khan, Zohaib Shera, Fazal Subhan
Kamran Akmal (c), Umar Akmal, Salman Butt, Hussain Talat, Kashif Bhatti, Shahid Yousuf, Zia ul Haq, Ehsan Adil, Kamran Ghulam, Imran Khan, Qaisar Ashraf, Arsal Sheikh, Ayaz Tasawar, Ammad Butt, Imran Butt
Ahmed Shehzad (c), Saad Nasim, Nasir Jamshed, Salman Ali Agha, Faheem Ashraf, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Naveed Yasin, Rahat Ali, Nauman Anwar, Mohammad Akhlaq, Ahmed Bashir, Farhan Khan, Asif Raza, Raza Ali Dar
Umar Gul (c), Imad Wasim, Sarmad Bhatti, Naeem Anjum, Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan, Sami Aslam, Abdur Rehman, Adil Amin, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Zohaib Ahmed, Raheel Majeed, Ali Sarfraz, Shehzad Azam
Sohail Tanvir (c), Yasir Arafat, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Zulfiqar Babar, Awais Zia, Asif Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Mukhtar Ahmed, Hammad Azam, Zahid Mansoor, Zeeshan Malik, Shahdab Khan, Jamal Anwar, Naveed Malik
Fawad Khan (c), Muhammad Usman, Muhammad Irfan, Asif Ali, Amir Yamin, Umar Siddique, Bilal Asif, Yasir Hameed, Muhammad Imran, Khushdil Shah, Adnan Raees, Asif Afridi, Irfanullah Shah, Sameen Gul, Sohrab Khan
Rifatullah Mohmand (c), Musadiq Ahmed, Imran Khan Jr., Zohaib Khan, Anwar Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khalid, Israrullah, Waqas Maqsood, Gauhar Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ghulam Mudassir, Shah Faisal, Akbar Badshah