The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-member Squad for upcoming three-match T20 series against West Indies with Sarfraz Ahmed as the Captain.
Young Hussain Talat, Asif Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi have also been included the Squad as debutants while Haris Sohail, Umar Amin, Aamir Yamin and Muhammad Hafeez have been dropped.
Likewise, Imad Wasim and Rumman Raees have also been left out.
The Squad includes Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Khan Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Deserving call-up for Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Rahat Ali and Shaheen Afridi in Pakistan’s T20I squad for the Windies series. All the players, except Sarfraz and Malik, will be playing their first international match in Karachi. #PakvWI
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) March 26, 2018
Surprisingly, the Wicket Keeper batsman Kamran Akmal – who played an anchor role in steering Peshawar Zalmi to the PSL 2018 Final and scored 424 runs in the league – yet again failed to win the confidence of the Selectors.
The three-match T20 series between Pakistan and West Indies will be held at National Stadium in Karachi. The first T20 International will take place on April 1, second on April 2 and third on April 4.