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ACC T20 Asia Cup: PCB Announces 15-member Squad For The Event

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a 15-member side for the ACC T20 Asia Cup and a 16-player squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures against the Netherlands.

The Asia Cup will be played in the United Arab Emirates from 27 August to 11 September, while the ODI series against the Netherlands will take place from August 16-21.

Fast bowler Naseem Shah has been named in both squads in place of Hasan Ali, while Salman Ali Agha, who toured England in 2021 for the ODIs, has been recalled.

Shaheen Shah Afridi has been retained in the ODI and T20i squads, and his rehabilitation programme will be overseen by the team trainer and physiotherapist.

There will be five changes from the Netherlands ODI Squad to the ACC T20 Asia Cup side. Abdullah Shafique, Imam-Ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha and Zahid Mehmood will be replaced by Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Qadir.

In a statement, Chief Selector Muhammad Wasim said the PCB has only made "changes that were necessary".

Pakistan squad for ACC T20 Asia Cup include Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.

Pakistan squad for Netherlands ODIs include Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Imam-Ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Zahid Mehmood.