PAK vs NZ: Pakistan Squad Announced for New Zealand T20I Series
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PAK vs NZ: The New Era of Pakistan Cricket is just about to commence under the leadership of Shaheen Shah Afridi as the Pakistan Cricket Team is heading to a T20I series against New Zealand. PCB has announced a strong 17-member squad for the five-match T20I series against New Zealand. Here we are with the complete details of Pakistan’s T20I Squad for the Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2024.

Pacer Shaheen Afridi will lead the T20I side for the first time after taking over from Babar Azam. This series will serve as the first series of Shaheen Shah as a full-time captain and also the preparation for the T20I World Cup 2024.

Young players Abbas Afridi, Saim Ayub, Haseebullah Khan, and Sahibzada Farhan are also part of the 17-man roster. The team also has Azam Khan, a destructive batter, in addition to players like Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, and Fakhar Zaman.

Shadab Khan, the senior all-rounder who was the vice-captain of the T20I side in the Men’s T20 World Cup last year, misses out due to injury.

Shadab Khan is a very important member of Pakistan T20 cricket. Unfortunately, he suffered an ankle injury (during the National T20) and requires 2 further weeks of rehab. After that, he’ll be available to bowl,” said Chief Selector Wahab Riaz

PAK vs NZ: Pakistan T20I Squad

Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Aamir Jamal, Abbas Afridi, Azam Khan (WK), Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haseebullah (WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, Usama Mir and Zaman Khan

“Haseebullah played some impactful innings in the PSL in the middle-order and has performed a lot in white-ball cricket. He opens in domestic cricket but for team adjustment, we need to develop players for numbers 4-7,” said Riaz. 

“Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf were given chances but they couldn’t create that type of impact, so now we’re in a building phase to see which players can fit into these positions,” he added.

PAK vs NZ: Schedule of Pakistan’s 2024 tour to New Zealand

First match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 12 January, Auckland

Second match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 14 January, Hamilton

Third match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 17 January, Dunedin

Fourth match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 19 January, Christchurch

Fifth match: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 21 January, Christchurch.

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