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Pakistan squad for T20 series against New Zealand to be announced tomorrow

Pakistan squad for T20 series against New Zealand to be announced tomorrow

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The selection committee has consulted Captain Babar Azam before naming the 18-member squad

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will announce team for the T20 series against New Zealand on Tuesday. 

The selection committee has consulted Captain Babar Azam before naming the 18-member squad, it is learnt.

According to sources, the squad will include Saem Ayub, Muhammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Nasim Shah and Zaman Khan.

Mohammad Usman, Imad Wasim, Salman Ali Agha, Sahibzada Farhan, Wasim Junior and Fakhar Zaman will also be part of the national squad.

Mohammad Amir, who recently came out of retirement, will be part of the squad, the sources added. 

Haris Rauf will miss the series due to injury. 

There is a race between Abrar Ahmed and Osama Mir and one of them will be picked to represent Pakistan. Similarly, Irfan Niazi or Abbas Afridi will be given a chance against New Zealand.

LOCAL COACHES 

According to PCB sources, local coaches will assist the team in the series. Muhammad Yusuf is likely to be made interim head coach, they added. 

Selection committee member Abdul Razzaq, former fast bowler Umar Gul and spinner Saeed Ajmal are also likely to be part of the coaching team. 

The PCB will also announce the team management for the series in a couple of days. 

The players will report at Islamabad on April 14 when the New Zealand team will land in Islamabad. The first T20 match will be played on April 18 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.