Pakistan name 12-member squad for first ODI against New Zealand

PAK v NZ 1

Pakistan have
announced its 12-member squad for the first ODI against New Zealand scheduled
to be played on September 17.

The three-match ODI series will be played at the Pindi Cricket
Stadium. The match will start at 1430 local time.

Both the teams have been practicing at the venue ahead of
the series, which will not be part of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC)
Cricket World Cup Super League due to un availability of the decision review system
(DRS).

Top-ranked New Zealand are without many of their top players
— who are instead heading to the UAE for the Indian Premier League — including
captain and leading batsman Kane Williamson, and pace bowling trio Trent Boult,
Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson.

But Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is not taking his opponents
lightly, despite the raft of missing star names.

 “It would have been
nicer had their best team come,” said Babar, who scored a brilliant hundred in
the last ODI between the two teams in the 2019 World Cup at Edgbaston.

 “But whatever the
composition of their team we will play to our best and win the series.”

Pakistan Squad

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Fakhar
Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan
(wicketkeeper), Saud Shakil, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir and Zahid Mahmood.

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