Misbah-Ul-Haq Announced 20 Players For Home Series

Misbah-Ul-Haq Announced 20 Players For Home Series Against Sri Lanka

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PCB Announced Pak Squad Vs SL

Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the names of potential players for the national cricket team for the series against Sri Lanka . The 20 potential players for the training camp were announced yesterday by Misbah-ul-Haq , the head coach and chief selector of the national cricket team. The players include Captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali, Abid Ali, Usman Shinwari and Fahim Ashraf, Fakhr Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz and Imamul Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasan , Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Umar Akmal.

Misbah-Ul-Haq
Misbah-Ul-Haq

Keeping in mind that Opening Batsman Ahmad Shahzad and Middle Order Batsman Umar Akmal are in the list to selected as part of the final team against Sri Lanka.Ahmad Shahzad is out of the national team since 2017.His last tournament was Champion Trophy 2017 that he played for Pakistan.Ahmad Shahzad is only Pakistani player who had made centuries in all kind of cricket.Shahzad performed gloriously in the recent season of Pakistan Super League but board doesn’t gave him a chance to play world cup.On the other side Umar Akmal has also nominated for the final team in the home series.He is out of the team from last 5 years.It happened many times when board has selected to play for team but his scandal’s and pressure of media doesn’t let this possible.

Shahzad & Umar
Shahzad & Umar

Shoaib Malik and Muhammad Hafeez are not in the team that means they are not playing this home series against Sri Lanka.Both the seniors are granted permission from Pakistan Cricket Board to play Carribean Premier League 2019 until October 12.Keeping in mind PCB has asked young fast bowler Muhammad Hasnain to come back and play Quaid-e-Azam trophy.

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Malik & Hafeez
Malik & Hafeez

All players will report to the National Cricket Academy Lahore on September 18. Misbah-ul-Haq will announce national one-day and T20 teams on September 21, national one-day cricket team will depart Karachi on September 24, a one-day and T20 series against Sri Lanka will continue from September 27 to October 9.PCB has also announced team management for Sri Lanka series and tour Australia, Misbah-ul-Haq will assume the role of Head Coach and Chief Selector, Mansoor Rana as Team Operations, Logistics and Administrative Manager, Waqar Younis Bowling, Bradburn Fielding Coach and Shahid Aslam Assistant to Head Coach on Cricket.


Cliff Deacon Physiotherapist, Yasser Malik Trainer, Raza Rashid Media Manager, Talma Butt Analyst and Milling Ali Massager will also be part of the team management. Major retired Azhar Arif has been appointed security manager for the Sri Lankan series while Colonel Retired Usman Anwari will take over as Australia’s security manager.

On the other hand, Pakistani former player Ramiz Raja said on his youtube channel that he was not expecting that squad and he was expecting something different from Misbah-ul-Haq. He said that he does’t see any experimental mindset.He said that selection committee could test some new players against half strength Srilankan team in home series.He also said that Misbah-ul-Haq selected those players who provides security to him.He said that selection committee should add some new player from under 19 and work on that player who can benefit team latter.

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