Pakistan name 15-member squad for first New Zealand T20I

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Auckland: Pakistan has named their 15-member squad for the first T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday.

The 22-year-old Shadab Khan will lead the Green Shirts in the absence of regular skipper Babar Azam, who fractured his thumb and was ruled out of the series.

Leg-spinner Usman Qadir, who was star of the last Pakistan series against Zimbabwe, has not been included. Pacer Musa Khan is also left out of the first T20I but both of them can be called-up if needed.

Squad

Shadab Khan (c), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz.

Read: Shadab regains fitness ahead of first T20I against New Zealand

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