Hafeez, Shoaib Malik ruled out of probables for Sri Lanka series
LAHORE: Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have been ruled out of the 20 probables announced by Head Coach and Chief Selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Monday for the training camp, which will commence at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore from September 18 (Wednesday).
The camp is being set-up to prepare the side for the upcoming ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka, which will be held from September 27 to October 9.
Abdul Hafeez and Shoaib have been granted NOC until October 12 to participate in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
On Saturday, September 21, Misbah-ul-Haq will announce the two squads. The ODI side will move to Karachi on September 24, where the first ODI will be played on September 27.
Probables (in alphabetical order): Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam (vice-captain), Abid Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Umar Akmal, Usman Shinwari and Wahab Riaz.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed team management for the Sri Lanka and Australia series, which is: Misbah-ul-Haq (head coach and chief selector); Mansoor Rana (team operations, logistics & administrative manager), Waqar Younis (bowling coach), Grant Bradburn (fielding coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach on cricket), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Yasir Malik (trainer), Maj (retd) Azhar Arif (security manager – for Sri Lanka series), Col (retd) Usman Anwari (security manager – for Australia tour), Raza Kitchlew (team media manager), Talha Butt (team analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).