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Amir, Imad return as Pakistan announce team for New Zealand series

Amir, Imad return as Pakistan announce team for New Zealand series

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Wahab Riaz, a member of the selection committee, announces the team

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – The selection committee of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced a 17-member team for the upcoming T20 home series against New Zealand. 

Pacer Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim, who recently reversed their decision to retire, have been included in the squad.

Wahab Riaz, a member of the selection committee, announced the team at a news conference. 

Wahab, who is also senior team manager, said the team was selected keeping in mind the World Cup.

Committee member Abdul Razzaq said the board had set a vision.

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Recently-reinstated captain Babar Azam will lead the team which includes Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Irfan Niazi, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Khan, Zaman Khan, and Usama Mir. 

According to Wahab, Haseebullah, Muhammad Ali, Wasim Jr, Sahibzada Farhan, Salman Ali Agha are reserve players. 

He said Haris Rauf was not included due to injury while Muhammad Nawaz has been dropped.

The five-match T20 series will take place from April 18 to 27 in Rawalpindi and Lahore. The Kiwis will reach Pakistan on April 14.