Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Iftikhar Ahmed selected ahead of Mohd Hafeez as PCB names 18-member squad for T20I series

Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Iftikhar Ahmed selected ahead of Mohd Hafeez as PCB names 18-member squad for T20I series
Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Iftikhar Ahmed selected ahead of Mohd Hafeez as PCB names 18-member squad for T20I series

Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Iftikhar Ahmed selected ahead of Mohd Hafeez- Pakistan cricket selectors have named an 18-player squad for the three T20Is against Bangladesh, which will be played in Dhaka on 19, 20 and 22 November.

The only change in the side that has qualified for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 semifinals is of Mohammad Hafeez who, following discussions with Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim, has opted out so that younger batters can get opportunities to perform and gain international experience and exposure.

Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Iftikhar Ahmed selected ahead of Mohd Hafeez as PCB names 18-member squad for T20I series

As such, an in-form Iftikhar Ahmed has been added to the middle-order that also includes Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah.

Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Pakistan squad for the two Tests, which will be played from 26-30 November and 4-8 December in Chittagong and Dhaka, respectively will be announced in due course.

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board has retained the same team management that is presently in the United Arab Emirates, barring batting consultant Matthew Hayden who is not available due to prior commitments.

Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh: Iftikhar Ahmed selected ahead of Mohd Hafeez as PCB names 18-member squad for T20I series

Pakistan T20I squad

Babar Azam (captain, Central Punjab)

Shadab Khan (vice-captain, Northern)

Asif Ali (Northern)

Fakhar Zaman (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Haider Ali (Northern)

Haris Rauf (Northern)

Hasan Ali (Central Punjab)

Iftikhar Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Imad Wasim (Northern)

Khushdil Shah (Southern Punjab)

Mohammad Nawaz (Northern)

Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Mohammad Wasim Jnr (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper, Sindh)

Shaheen Shah Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Shahnawaz Dahani (Sindh)

Shoaib Malik (Central Punjab)

Usman Qadir (Central Punjab)

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