PCB To Announce Squad For The Upcoming New Zealand Tour This Week

Pakistan Cricket team
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Pakistan cricket team is on an impressive run in the limited overs format in the last 12 months. Pakistan won the ICC Champions Trophy earlier this year and then rammed the Sri Lankan side in the limited overs format as they whitewashed the Lankan lions in the five match ODI series and three match T20 series. However, they lost the two match Test series 2-0.

Pakistan Cricket team
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The PCB is now preparing for the upcoming tough tour of New Zealand early next year and will most likely announce the squad for the tour this week. However, news is not positive for veteran wicket keeper batsman Kamran Akmal as reports suggest that no more chances will be given to right handed batsman.

Mohammed Amir
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 18: Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates after claiming the wicket of India’s Virat Kohli during the ICC Champions Trophy Final match between India and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on June 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The only change expected in the squad will be the return of Azhar Ali who was out of the limited over squad against Sri Lanka due to an injury. Ahmed Shehzad who failed in the recent series against Sri Lanka will most likely make the cut because of his impressive performance in the semi final of the National T20 Cup.

Junaid Khan is expected to replace Usman Khan Shenwari who has been ruled out of action due to a back injury.

Tour Schedule-:

ODI Series

1st ODI -January 6th, 2018

2nd ODI- January 9th, 2018

3rd ODI- January 13th, 2018

4th ODI- January 16th, 2018

5th ODI- January 19th, 2018

T20 Squad

1st T20I- January 22nd, 2018

2nd T20I- January 25th, 2018

3rd T20I- January 28th, 2018

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