Shan Masood named Pakistan’s vice-captain for ODI series against New Zealand
Pakistan’s middle-order batter Shan Masood has been named as vice-captain for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand.
Former vice-captain Shadab Khan got injuries during the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia. Khan failed the fitness test due to the injured index finger.
In a statement, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that Shan Masood will be Babar Azam’s deputy during the ODI home series against New Zealand in the absence of Shadab Khan.
Earlier a day, the cricket board announced the 16-member squad for the three ODI matches against New Zealand, which are scheduled at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi on 9, 11 and 13 January.
PCB’s interim selection committee chief Shahid Afridi announced the squad during press conference in Karachi.
Uncapped Tayyab Tahir, who had a great run in domestic tournaments, has earned his maiden call. Usama Mir has also been named in the squad in place of injured Shadab Khan.
Pakistan’s playing XI:
- Babar Azam (c)
- Fakhar Zaman
- Haris Rauf
- Haris Sohail
- Kamran Ghulam
- Mohammad Hasnain
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Mohammad Wasim Jr
- Naseem Shah
- Salman Ali Agha
- Shahnawaz Dahani
- Shan Masood
- Tayyab Tahir
- Usama Mir
It is pertinent to mention here that the three-game ODI series will commence on January 9 (Monday) after the conclusion of the ongoing second Test on Friday (today).