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PCB Likely To Announce 18-Player Squad For Pakistan’s T20I Series Against New Zealand In Coming Days | Cricket News

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to announce the Men in Green squad for their upcoming home T20I series against New Zealand in a few days, which will be held later this month, according to Geo News. Pakistan men’s cricket team is currently participating in the fitness camp conducted by Pakistan Army trainers in Kakul. Captain Babar Azam and Pakistan’s top selectors are discussing to finalize the list of players who will participate in the five-match T20I series. According to Geo News sources, a roster of 18 players will be announced for the series.

Speedster Haris Rauf could be doubtful for the series as he suffered a shoulder injury during the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) and is in the rehabilitation phase.

Players expected to be part of the five-match series are Babar, Saim Ayub, Muhammad Rizwan, Sahibzada Farhan, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Imad Waseem , Muhammad Amir, Zaman Khan, Usman Khan, Wasim Jr, Irfan Niazi and Abbas Afridi.

On Monday, PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi met the players who are currently part of the training camp. According to ESPNcricnfo, Naqvi met top speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi in Kakul on Monday and reached a truce after the recent captaincy fiasco.

Afridi was removed from the T20I captaincy on Sunday after leading the Men in Green in just one series, in which Pakistan lost 4-1 to New Zealand. The PCB reinstated Babar Azam as captain in the white-ball format ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Naqvi and Afridi had discussions and according to ESPNcricnfo, Afridi was still not fully convinced with the way his concerns were addressed, but he was willing to put the whole matter behind him.

The T20I series will start on April 18 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium and end on April 27 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

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