Pakistan name Moin Khan’s son Azam in T20 squad for England and West Indies tour

Pakistan on Thursday named uncapped Azam Khan, son of former captain Moin Khan, in the T20 squad for the excursions of England and West Indies.

The selectors additionally recalled Imad Wasim for the three T20 matches in England and 5 in the West Indies in addition to Haris Sohail for the three ODIs in England.

Tempo bowlers Muhammad Abbas and Naseem Shah have additionally received again spots in the Check squad that can play two video games in opposition to the West Indies in Jamaica.

Each Abbas and Naseem had been ignored for the current two Exams performed in Zimbabwe.

Azam, 22, was the shock choose for the approaching twin excursions as he has performed only a single top notch match and 36 T20 matches however has gained fame for his six hitting prowess. He has appeared in the Pakistan Tremendous League and Sri Lanka Premier League occasions.

The selectors have additionally saved the seasoned leg-spinner Yasir Shah for the 2 Exams however his ultimate choice is topic to his passing a health take a look at as he was additionally neglected for the Zimbabwe tour due to a knee harm.

Pakistan have additionally dropped pacer Tabish Khan after awarding him a Check cap in Zimbabwe. He’s the one casualty from the Zimbabwe tour.

Pakistan will play three ODIs and as many T20Is in England from July 8-20, earlier than taking over world champions West Indies in 5 T20s that might be adopted by two Exams.

Chief selector Muhammad Wasim stated they tried to stay constant in their choice.

“That is an especially vital and important tour for Pakistan as we might be enjoying the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League ODIs in opposition to England in addition to the T20Is in opposition to England and the West Indies as a part of our preparations for the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup.

“The Jamaica Check will depend in direction of the ICC World Check Championship,” he stated.

“…In session with captain Babar Azam and head Misbah-ul-Haq, we’ve got tried our greatest to take care of the successful combos however on the identical time recalled 4 skilled gamers and rewarded uncapped Azam Khan for his home efficiency, whereas additionally giving him the required confidence for the longer term challenges.”


Exams: Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-capt, wk), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali Azhar Ali , Faheem Ashraf , Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Yasir Shah (topic to health), Zahid Mahmood.

ODIs: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir.

T20Is: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan (vice-capt), Arshad Iqbal, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir.

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