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Pakistan name Mohammad Amir in squad

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LAHORE: Fast bowler Mohammad Amir finally secured his place in Pakistan’s T20 and ODI squads for upcoming tour of New Zealand.

 
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Selector, Haroon Rashid, announced T20 and ODI squads for the tour at the board’s headquarters in Lahore.

 

16-member T20I squad:

Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shahid Afridi (captain), Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Amir Yamin, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Amir (Subject to grant of visa).

 

16-member ODI squad:

Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir.

 

Haroon Rasheed said: “Amir’s inclusion is subject to his visa and he was available for selection after being cleared by the ICC and Pakistan Cricket Board. His recent form has been excellent and that’s why we picked him,” said Rasheed.

 

“With ICC World T20 slated for March-April 2016, the T20 team has been selected with a view to provide opportunities to everyone likely to feature in the squad for the global event. The team is a fine blend of experience and youth and the selectors believe that it would acquit itself well on the tour”, he said.

 

“The team has been selected keeping in view the forthcoming ICC World T20, to be held in March-April 2016 in India.

 

“The selectors monitored the training and fitness camp to assess the current fitness levels and fielding standards. Imad Wasim is fully fit and his selection is likely to give greater balance to the team combination.

“Umar Gul too is back to full fitness and has bowled well in domestic competition and in the camp as well; we have opted to call him for his experience.

 

Fixtures

1st T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 15  06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Auckland

 

2nd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 17  06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Hamilton

 

3rd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 22  06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Wellington

 

1st ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Mon Jan 25  22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Wellington

 
2nd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Thu Jan 28  01:00 GMT | 06:00 PST | at Napier

 

3rd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 31  22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Auckland –