Pakistan announce 15-member squad for first Zimbabwe ODI

Abdullah Shafique and Haider Ali are not part of the squad

Pakistan announce 15-member squad for first Zimbabwe ODI PHOTO: Reuters

Pakistan’s limited-overs captain Babar Azam has announced the Men in Green squad for the first One-day International (ODI) against Zimbabwe, which is scheduled to take place on Friday, October 30.

Vice-captain Shadab Khan was not included in the squad after he was ruled out of the first ODI due to stiffness in his left upper-leg.

Meanwhile batsmen Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, pacer Mohammad Hasnain, wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir and spinner Zafar Gohar, who were included in the list of probables before the series, are also not part of the squad.

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Azam, who will be leading Pakistan for the first time in ODI cricket, is eager to get off to a winning start.

“I’m keen on winning the ODIs as this is my first series as captain,” said Azam. “No team is easy in international cricket so we won’t take Zimbabwe lightly.”

Pakistan squad  

Babar Azam (captain), Imamul Haq, Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Musa Khan.

The complete ODI and T20I series schedule

Oct 30 – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi

Nov 1 – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi

Nov 3 – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi

Nov 7 – 1st T20I, Rawalpindi

Nov 8 – 2nd T20I, Rawalpindi

Nov 10 – 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi