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Asia Cup 2023: Three days prior to the Asia Cup 2023 opening fixture, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a few last-minute changes to the Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Squad. The cricket board has added promising middle-order batter Saud Shakeel to the 17-member squad for the tournament, which starts on August 30.

In a noticeable development, Pakistan drafted in Saud Shakeel to their Asia Cup 2023 squad. Meanwhile, Tayyab Tahir has been put into the squad as a travelling reserve.

Notably, both the aforementioned players were part of Pakistan’s squad for the Afghanistan ODIs, but neither of them could get sufficient game time. While Saud Shakeel played one game in which he scored nine runs, Tayyab Tahir couldn’t even play a single game in the Afghanistan series.

Fortunately, for Saud Shakeel, it is a great opportunity, as, initially, he was not included in the 17-men Pakistan squad for the Asia Cup 2023. With the addition of Shakeel, Pakistan has bolstered its middle-order.

Below is the Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Squad – Updated and Pakistan’s Asia Cup 2023 Schedule.

Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Squad – Updated

Pakistan squad:Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve).

Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

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Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan announced Squad

Pakistan is set to lock horns against Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023 opener on August 30 in Multan. The tournament, which is slated to be held between August 30 and September 17, will see the clash of rivals – India vs Pakistan – on September 2nd.

Notably, India and Pakistan are likely to clash multiple times in the Asia Cup 2023. If everything goes right for both teams, then there are very high chances of three India vs Pakistan matches in a single Asia Cup tournament.

Aug 30:Pakistan vs Nepal, Multan, Pakistan
Aug 31:Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sep 2:Pakistan vs India, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sep 3:Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 4:India vs Nepal, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sep 5:Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 6:A1 vs B2, Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 9:B1 vs B2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sep 10:A1 vs A2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sep 12:A2 vs B1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sep 14:A1 vs B1, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sep 15:A2 vs B2, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sep 17:Final (Super Fours 1 vs Super Fours 2), Colombo, Sri Lanka

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For more details head toICC’sofficial website.