The Pakistan Disabled Cricket Association (PDCA) on Thursday announced 15-member national squad for the upcoming Physical Disability World-series, scheduled to take place in England from August 5 to 13.
Nihar Alam will lead the squad in the mega event while the other team members include Jahanzeb Tiwana, Hasnain Alam, Saif Ullah (WK), M Shahbaz, Wajid Alam, Majid Hussain, Hamza Hameed, Abdullah Ejaz, Waqaf Shah, Hammad Shaukat, Matloob Qureshi, M Haris, Zubair Saleem, Farhan Saeed.
Rehan Ghani Mirza, Adil Abbasi, Kashif Nawaz, Arif Richard, and Sher Ali will serve as the reserved players during the series.
According to the member of the selection committee Muhammad Jawed, who announced the team on the behalf of chief selector Iqbal Imam, said that the squad has been selected following the performance of the players in the domestic tournament.
“The selected players have been rewarded for their performance at the domestic level. We hope that the players will dominate in England and win the coveted title,” he said while talking to the media in Karachi after announcing the team.
Javed said that the boys are confident to continue the winning streak as they last won the last tri-Series in England by beating the hosts.
“The team is gelled up and players will go through a training camp from the third week of July,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the green shirts will leave for the UK on August 2. They will play their first match on August 5 against the hosts.
They will face Afghanistan and Bangladesh on August 6 and 8 respectively while the men in green will take on arch-rivals India on August 9.