Pakistan announces Squad for T20 Series against Australia

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan on Thursday announced its 15-member Squad for three-match bilateral T20I Series against Australia in UAE (Pakistan vs Australia T20 Series).

The teams was announced by the National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with Captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Head Coach Mickey Arthur.

The first T20I between Pakistan and Australia will be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 24 while the second and third T20Is will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on October 26 and 28 respectively.

“Waqas Maqsood has been drafted in the T20 Squad after his recent performances in the domestic cricket and playing for Pakistan ‘A’ team in the recent series. Similarly, Imad Wasim makes a comeback in the team after his form and fitness was monitored by the selection committee during the current domestic matches,” the Chief Selector Inzamam ul Haq said according to a press release issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Pakistan vs Australia T20 Series

Pakistan T20 Squad against Australia includes: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez,  Sahibzada Farhan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Tallat, Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Shadab khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan Shanwari, Hassan Ali, Imad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood and Faheem Ashraf.

The left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has again been left out of the Squad for rest of Australia Series.

Currently, Pakistan is atop in ICC T20I Team Rankings while Australia is at third position.