When will Pakistan announce T20I squad for New Zealand series?

Originally scheduled for April 5, the squad announcement has been postponed

When will Pakistan announce T20I squad for New Zealand series? PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against New Zealand will now be revealed on April 9, having been delayed from its initial announcement date of April 5.

There's speculation that Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah might miss part of the series to manage their workload. This aligns with the cricket board's policy to reduce strain on key fast bowlers.

Meanwhile, left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir and all-rounder Imad Wasim, both recently returned from international retirement, are slated to receive ample playing time to attain the match fitness requisite for international cricket.

Fakhar Zaman and Haris Rauf are still recovering from injuries they sustained during the ninth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Usman Khan is likely to be included in the squad and is expected to bat at number four spot in the playing XI against the Kiwis.

The New Zealand team is set to arrive in Pakistan on April 14th for the five-match T20 series commencing on April 18th, with three matches scheduled in Pindi and the remaining two in Lahore.