Najam Sethi said that the main focus now is to focus on the World Cup, the work will have to start now to prepare the young players.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the squad for the Pak-Afghan T20 series in which Shadab Khan has been appointed as the captain. Afghanistan approached for the series as their series with Australia ended.
Najam Sethi said that due to the rest and injuries of our team players, we tried to forbid it but they were very insistent. We accepted the request. He said that in this regard, talks were going on to settle matters with Afghanistan, during which various speculations also started in the media, although we did not give any indication.
Najam Sethi said that now our affairs with Afghanistan have been settled in this regard, we have taken decisions by trusting all the senior players and everyone agrees on this, we have to think about the World Cup now, if we will make an assessment now, then now. “There are a lot of matches coming up, so we thought some players should be rested, those who have injuries should also be rested,” he said.
He said that our main focus now is to focus on the World Cup, we have to start from now to prepare the young players, so we will consider this series as a training round to test the young players.
Najam Sethi said that we are giving rest to Babar Azam, Rizwan, Fakhar, Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi. , will decide on his captaincy on the day they say, our senior players are not in danger, their place is fixed, they are testing the new players.
He announced that he has decided to make Shadab Khan the captain for the Pak-Afghan T20 series, and informed Shadab Khan about this.
Chief selector Haroon Rashid while announcing the national team said that Ehsanullah, Saeem Ayub, Tayyab Tahir and Zaman Khan will debut in the squad, besides Azam Khan, Abdullah Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Haris, Muhammad Nawaz. , Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shaan Masood and Imad Wasim will be part of the squad. He said that Abrar Ahmed, Haseebullah and Osama Mir will be the reserve players for the series.
It should be noted that the three Twenty20 match series between Pakistan and Afghanistan will be played in Sharjah from March 24 to 27.
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