Hafeez, Imad in as PCB announces ODI squad against New Zealand


The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq on Friday announced 15 member squad for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting from November 7.

Sarfraz led Pakistan’s ODI squad includes Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Hafeez, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Khan Shinwari.

Left-arm bowling all-rounder Imad Wasim, who performed well in T20Is, now will play ODI for Pakistan after a gap of almost one year.

Mohammad Hafeez has also made his place in ODI squad following his good form in T20Is against Australia.

Inzamam while talking to the media after announcing the squad said that the team has been picked after consulting with the Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur.

He said that they have tried to retain players in the squad who are doing well in the UAE conditions.

“These players are playing there since last one month and doing really well,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that, the first two matches of the series will be played in Abu Dhabi on 7 and 9 November, respectively.

Whereas the last ODI of the series will be played in Dubai on November 11.