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‘Fakhar, Haris added to list of probables for NZ ODIs,’ shares Afridi


LAHORE: Left-handed batters Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail have been added to the list of probables for the home ODI series against New Zealand, the chairman of the Men’s Interim National Selection Committee Shahid Afridi announced on Friday.

Taking to Twitter, Afridi shared the announcement of the two experienced batters’ inclusion in the list of probables for the ODI series against New Zealand.

“We have added Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail to the NZ probables list after they passed their fitness tests today,” stated Afridi.

“The two are also playing in Pak Cup and doing well,” he added.


Earlier, on Wednesday, the interim selection committee for the national men’s team under the leadership of former captain Afridi named 21 probables for the home ODI series against New Zealand, scheduled to take place from January 9 to 13 in Karachi.

Briefly after revealing the probables, the PCB then announced to add right-arm young pacer Mohammad Hasnain to the probables; taking the tally to 22.

Former captain and wicketkeeper batter Sarfaraz Ahmed, who marked his return to Test cricket after a gap of more than three years, has not been named among the set of players.

The interim selection committee for men’s also named six uncapped players Abrar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Aamer Jamal, Kamran Ghulam, Qasim Akram and Tayyab Tahir in the list of shortlisted players.

The final squad for the historic home ODI series will be announced following the conclusion of the ongoing Pakistan Cup and amid the second Test in Karachi, shared Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a press release.

“The selectors will announce the 16-player squad following the conclusion of the Pakistan Cup and during the second Test, which will also be played here from 2-6 January,” said PCB in a statement.

It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan will take on New Zealand in three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches, which will be played at National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi on January 9, 11 and 13 respectively.


Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafiq, Abrar Ahmed, Aamer Jamal, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Ihsanullah, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Qasim Akram, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood, Sharjeel Khan Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Hasnain, Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail

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