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No Shaheen Afridi in initial New Zealand T20Is

15 April, 2024 12:45

With five-match series against New Zealand fast approaching, as expected former T20I captain Shaheen Shah Afridi is set to be rested in initial games.

According to Geo New, the star pacer could miss first two games of the series, which will be played in Rawalpindi.

The decision to rest the Lahore Qalandars star was taken under the team’s rotation policy in order to manage the players’ workload.

He is expected to return for the final three T20Is.

Pakistan vs New Zealand T20I series:

18 April: 1st T20I, Rawalpindi (7pm Pakistan Standard Time)

20 April: 2nd T20I, Rawalpindi (7pm PST)

21 April: 3rd T20I, Rawalpindi (7pm PST)

25 April: 4th T20I, Lahore (7pm PST)

27 April: 5th T20I, Lahore (7pm PST)

Pakistan squad:

Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saim Ayub, Usman Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan (wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Amir, Abbas Afridi, Abrar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Irfan Khan Niazi, Usama Mir, Zaman Khan

Reserves: Haseebullah, Mohammad Ali, Agha Salman, Sahibzada Farhan, Mohammad Wasim Jr

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