Pakistan Announces a Massive 35-Man Squad for New Zealand Tour

Misbah-ul-Haq today announced a 35-player squad for the upcoming tour of New Zealand from which the national men’s and Shaheen’s squads will be selected.

The players, along with 20-member players support personnel, will depart for Lincoln on 23 November where they will spend the mandatory 14-day quarantine period. Babar Azam will be the captain in both the T20Is and the Test matches.


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OpenersMiddle-Order BatsmenWicket-KeepersSpinnersFast Bowlers
Abid AliBabar Azam (c)Mohammad Rizwan (VC, Tests)Shadab Khan (VC, T20Is)Amad Butt
Abdullah ShafiqueAzhar AliRohail NazirImad WasimFaheem Ashraf
Fakhar ZamanDanish AzizSarfaraz AhmedUsman QadirHaris Rauf
Imam-ul-HaqFawad AlamYasir ShahMohammad Abbas
Shan MasoodHaider AliZafar GoharMohammad Hasnain
Zeeshan MalikHaris SohailMohammad Musa
Hussain TalatNaseem Shah
Imran ButtShaheen Shah Afridi
Iftikhar AhmedSohail Khan
Khushdil ShahWahab Riaz
Mohammad Hafeez

Zeeshan Malik, Imran Butt and Danish Aziz get their first-ever call-ups to the national side, while Sohail Khan, Hussain Talat and Sarfaraz Ahmed have been recalled for the tour.

Surprisingly, Mohammad Amir has again been left out, while Asad Shafiq has also been dropped. Aamer Yamin and Zahid Mehmood may have been hoping for a call-up but couldn’t make the list.

This is Misbah’s last team announcement as he has resigned from the post of chief selector.


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Pakistan vs. New Zealand Schedule

DateMatch DetailsTime
18th December, 20201st T20I11:00 am PST (6:00am GMT)
20th December, 20202nd T20I11:00 am PST (6:00am GMT)
22nd December, 20203rd T20I11:00 am PST (6:00am GMT)
26-30 December, 20201st Test3:00 am PST (Dec 26) (10:00 pm GMT, Dec 25)
03-07 January, 20212nd Test3:00 am PKT (Jan 3) (10:00 pm GMT, Jan 2)

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