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PCB announces squad for ODI series against England, Ireland

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday announced national team squad for one-day series against England and Ireland, ARY News reported.

Pakistan will mostly be relying on Muhammed Amir, Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah for bowling, while, Umar Gul has returned to team after a 15-month lay-off. He played his last one-day match in Dhaka against Bangladesh in April 2015 before being discarded over his lack of form and fitness.

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Also, 22-year-old fast bowler Hassan Ali will make his debut appearance. He took 20 wickets in eight matches for Pakistan A team which toured England earlier this month.

Squad: Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umar Gul, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz

Pakistan are on England tour to play Test, ODI and T20 series. The hosts went 2-1 up with one to play in the series after coming from behind to win the third Test by 141 runs at Edgbaston on Sunday. England are giving serious thought to playing two spinners in the fourth Test by handing a home debut to leg-break bowler Adil Rashid.

Pakistan will leave for Ireland where they play two one-day internationals in Dublin on August 18 and 20. Pakistan will then play five one-day internationals against England in Southampton (August 24), Lord’s (August 27), Nottingham (August 30), Leeds (September 1) and Cardiff (September 4).

Pakistan also face England in the only Twenty20 international at Old Trafford on September 7, the squad for which will be named at a later date.


 

 

 

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