The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced a 16-member squad with Sarfraz Ahmed as captain on friday for the T20 series against the World XI side next month in Lahore.
Inzamamul Haq, the head of The National Selection Committee, selected the squad for what is being dubbed the ‘Independence Cup’.
“The players consist of a combination of a fine blend of youth and senior players. Fahim Ashraf, Ruman Raees, and Aamer Yamin make a place in the squad due to their splendid performances in domestic tournaments, whereas Sohail Khan makes a comeback,” Chief Selector Inzamamul Haq said. “It would be good for the young players to get a chance to play on the home ground and perform in front of the local audience.”
The selected players are: Sarfraz Ahmad (Capt) (Wk), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Baber Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umer Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Amir Yamin, Muhammad Amir, Ruman Raees, Usman Shinwari and Sohail Khan.
Muhammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz and Kamran Akmal did not to make it to the squad.
At the other hand, Fromer captain and all rounder, Shahid Afridi shows his hope and he is pleased about revival and come back of International cricket in country. He also hopes for Indian Cricketers in Pakistan grounds. See his word below
Really pleased that PCB- ICC have joined hands to bring cricket back home to Pak. Would 've been great to see some Indian players too
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 25, 2017