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U19 and Shaheens squads for international tours

U19 and Shaheens squads for international tours

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the U19 and Shaheens squads for their upcoming international tours. Saad Baig has been named captain of the Pakistan U19 squad, while Imran Butt will lead the Pakistan Shaheens. Both squads will be playing in Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Saad Baig had previously captained the Pakistan U19 team against Bangladesh U19 in Multan. He had scored 117 runs in the four-day match, 30 runs in the one-day matches and 107 runs in the T20s. Meanwhile, Ali Asfand had also featured against Bangladesh in the U19 series last year. He scored 45 runs and took two wickets in the four-day match, contributed 26 runs and took two wickets in the one-dayers and claimed three wickets in the only T20.

The Pakistan U19 squad comprises 18 players born on or after September 1, 2004. The team includes players from all across the country, including Karachi, Faisalabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sialkot, Lahore, Sahiwal, Mansehra, Sargodha, Islamabad and FATA. The tour schedule includes a four-day match in Chattogram, followed by five 50-over matches and an only T20 match in Rajshahi.

The Pakistan Shaheens squad for the tour of Zimbabwe comprises seven players who have previously represented Pakistan in international cricket. Imran Butt, who has been named captain, has featured in six Tests, while the others are Hussain Talat, Aamir Jamal, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Sahibzada Farhan, and Shahnawaz Dahani. The team also includes players who have graduated from the U19 pathways cricket, including Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Huraira, Mubasir Khan, Qasim Akram, and Rohail Nazir.

For the first time, two players from Quetta have been selected for a national squad. They are Abdul Wahid Bangalzai and Haseebullah. The tour schedule for the Shaheens team includes two four-day matches in Kwekwe and Mutare, followed by five 50-over matches in Harare.

The Pakistan Cricket Board hopes that both teams will perform well on their international tours and make the country proud. The squads include some talented young cricketers who have the potential to become future stars of the game. The PCB has also ensured that appropriate safety protocols are in place to protect players and staff from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Date Event Venue
May 3-6 1st Four-day match KSC, Kwekwe
May 10-13 2nd Four-day match MSC, Mutare
May 17 1st 50-over match TSC, Harare
May 19 2nd 50-over match HSC, Harare
May 21 3rd 50-over match HSC, Harare
May 23 4th 50-over match OH, Harare
May 25 5th 50-over match HSC, Harare
May 27 6th 50-over match HSC, Harare

U19 and Shaheens Squads

U19 Squad

Name Position Hometown
Saad Baig Captain Karachi
Ali Asfand Vice-Captain Faisalabad
Ahmed Hussain Player Peshawar
Aimal Khan Player Peshawar
Amir Hussain Player Rawalpindi
Arafat Minhas Player Multan
Azan Awais Player Sialkot
Hamza Nawaz Player Lahore
Mohammad Ibtisam Player Sargodha
Mohammad Ismail Player Sahiwal
Mohammad Tahir Player Fata
Mohammad Tayyab Arif Player Sialkot
Obaid Shahid Player Lahore
Sajjad Ali Player Lahore
Shahzaib Khan Player Mansehra
Shamyl Hussain Player Islamabad
Wahaj Riaz Player Karachi
Abidullah Reserve Islamabad
Ikramullah Tareen Reserve Quetta
Muhammad Zulkifal Reserve Charsadda

Shaheen Squad

Name International Experience
Imran Butt (captain) 6 Tests
Hussain Talat 1 ODI, 18 T20Is
Aamir Jamal 2 T20Is
Kamran Ghulam 1 ODI
Mir Hamza 3 Tests
Sahibzada Farhan 3 T20Is
Shahnawaz Dahani 2 ODIs, 11 T20Is
Abdul Wahid Bangalzai N/A
Haseebullah N/A
Mehran Mumtaz N/A
Mohammad Huraira N/A
Mubasir Khan N/A
Qasim Akram N/A
Rohail Nazir N/A

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