Left arm opener Nasir Jamshed and spinner Abdul Rehman have been left out for the two T20′s against Sri Lanka in the UAE which are to be scheduled to be held on 11th and 13th of this month.
Sharjeel Khan, who represents his domestic side ZTBL, has been in blistering form as the opener amassed 260 runs in three matches at 86.66 in the President’s Cup One Day Tournament. The left-handed batsman has played 25 domestic T20 games and boasts 688 runs at a strike rate of 134.11.
Experienced all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Abdul Razzaq were axed from the squad. Both were named in the squad for South Africa series but they picked injuries and were eventually sent back home.
Zulfiqar Babar, who had injured his hand during the 2nd Test against South Africa in the UAE, has been included in the squad. Left handed batsman, Haris Sohail, who has been very impressive at the domestic level and has played a single Twenty20 against West Indies has also been inducted.
Squad: Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Ahmed Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Umar Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Zulfiqar Babar, Bilawal Bhatti, Junaid Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Anwar Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Haris Sohail.
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