Naseem Shah among 17 players as Pakistan shortlist squad for England T20Is


Southampton: The 17-year-old Naseem Shah was amongst 17 players Pakistan shortlisted for the three T20Is against England, starting from 28th August in Manchester, Old Trafford.

Babar Azam will lead the Men in Green. Veteran pacer Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir have returned to the T20 squad after missing out Bangladesh series, earlier this year.

“We have inducted youngsters like Haider Ali, who has performed well in the PSL, U19 and first-class cricket. Naseem Shah as we had an opportunity to keep a bigger pool due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which also increases our options,” head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq said.

“Our two experienced bowlers in Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz have also returned to the side, along with Fakhar Zaman and Sarfaraz Ahmed,” he added.

Pakistan squad:

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik and Wahab Riaz.

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