PCB announces Squad for T20 series against Zimbabwe

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the squad for T20 series against Zimbabwe on Tuesday.


Speedster Mohammad Sami made a comeback after two-and-a-half years. Other than Sami, former captain Shoaib Malik and middle order batsman Umar Akmal has also returned to the Pakistan’s T20 squad.

Under the captaincy of star all-rounder Shahid Afridi, the squad comprises Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Hammad Azam, Wahab Riaz, Bilawal Bhatti, Nauman Anwar, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Mukhtar Ahmed and Mohammad Sami.

Zimbabwe are scheduled to play two Twenty20 and three One-Day Internationals at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The two T20s would be played on May 22 and 24 respectively.

Earlier, Zimbabwe cricket team landed in Pakistan in the early hours of Tuesday, becoming the first Test-playing nation to visit the militancy-wracked South Asian country in six years, Lahore airport officials said.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) says it has “foolproof” security involving thousands of police to protect Zimbabwe as they shuttle between their five-star hotel and Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.

Moreover, all the tickets for first T20 match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe due on May 22 at Qaddafi Stadium, Lahore have been sold out.

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