The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the short cricket series of limited over matches against New Zealand on Friday also confirm the 15 men players list as the team squad for Pakistan vs New Zealand series to play the three T20 matches and three ODI matches to be played between January 15-January 31 against New Zealand.
Questionable quick bowler Mohammad Amir at long last secured his place in Pakistan’s T20 and ODI squads. On his universal rebound, Mohammad Amir will go with the group subject to concede of visa by the New Zealand government. Pakistan groups are calendar to play three Twenty20 Internationals and the same number of ODIs against Black Caps amid their 19-day visit. Initially cluster of Pakistan T20 squad is because of fly to New Zealand.
Another Pakistan quick bowler Umar Gul likewise organized a rebound in the national group in the wake of increasing full wellness and performing great on the household circuit. Saad Nasim was likewise reviewed in T20 group after over searched for several times. Asad Shafiq returned for the one-dayers, subsequent to being dropped for the ODIs against England, Pakistan’s past task, which they lost 3-1 in the UAE in November. Legspinner Yasir Shah was the huge name missing from the ODI squad, expectedly, given he is temporarily suspended in the wake of testing positive for a banned substance.
Quick bowler Umar Gul, who has passed up a major opportunity since the away restricted overs arrangement against Bangladesh in April 2015, came back to the T20 squad. Center request batsman Saad Nasim additionally returned. Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir and Junaid Khan passed up a great opportunity in the most brief configuration, clearing a path for Amir. Pakistan’s past T20 arrangement was additionally against England, in the UAE, which they lost 3-0.
As per Rasheed, Pakistan’s greatest issue would be their handling. “Both the squads are adjusted however in the meantime we will need to rival a harder rival. New Zealand have exceeded expectations in each division of the amusement. Pakistan need to contend energetically to give them an extreme time. However, we do have a decent rocking the bowling alley ordnance. The main reason I see we can lose is because of the handling, which is a powerless connection. In the event that we figure out how to force ourselves up in the field, then I don’t see any reason Pakistan will lose.”
Pakistan named just two authority openers – Ahmed Shehzad and Hafeez – yet Rasheed said Sohaib Maqsood and Sarfraz Ahmed would be accessible to open if required. “Both Sohaib and Sarfraz are checked as a possibility for the opening space and it’s up to the group administration to accept a call in the event that they need to utilize them in the top request.” Maqsood’s capacity up the request was tried amid the late Pakistan A T20 arrangement against England Lions, where he made 17, 40, 3, 38 and 40.
Pakistan vs New Zealand series consists of three T20s and three ODIs in New Zealand from January 15. The T20s will be played in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington, before the ODIs kick off from January 25 in Wellington, Napier and Auckland.
Pakistan T20 Squad : Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Emad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Amir Yamin, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, and Saad Nasim will be part of the Twenty20 team.
Pakistan ODI Squad : Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Emad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Amir.
New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 Series Schedule Match Fixtures
1st T20I – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Fri Jan 15 06:00 GMT – 11:00 PST – at Auckland
2nd T20I – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Sun Jan 17 06:00 GMT – 11:00 PST – at Hamilton
3rd T20I – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Fri Jan 22 06:00 GMT – 11:00 PST – at Wellington
Pakistan vs New Zealand ODI Series Fixtures Match Schedule
1st ODI – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Mon Jan 25 22:00 GMT – 03:00 PST – at Wellington
2nd ODI – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Thu Jan 28 01:00 GMT – 06:00 PST – at Napier
3rd ODI – Pakistan vs New Zealand
Sun Jan 31 22:00 GMT – 03:00 PST – at Auckland