LAHORE: The National Selection Committee headed by Inzamam ul Haq after consultation with captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur, has announced the 15-member ODI squad for the five-match ODI series against New Zealand.
The T-20 squad will be announced later. The five-match ODI series will take place from January 6, 2018 to January 19, 2018, whereas the T-20I series will commence from January 22 and will conclude on January 28, 2018.
"The team has been selected keeping in mind the conditions and the recent performances of some players in the domestic tournament. Azhar Ali makes a comeback in the ODI squad after being rested in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. He is making a comeback after gaining full fitness.
Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the ODI squad due to fracture in his right foot and doctors have advised him for a six-week rest. Aamir Yamin comes in to replace the left arm pacer in the squad. Imad Wasim again feeling discomfort in his previously injured knee which ruled him out from ODI Squad. Immad has been told to work on his fitness in NCA ," said Inzamam ul Haq, chief selector.
The ODI team would be Sarfraz Ahmed (captain),Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman ,Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail,Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Amir, Hassan Ali ,Aamir Yamin
and Rumman Raees.
Talat Ali Malik will be team manager, while Mickey Arthur would be head coach.Similarly Steve Rixon would be fielding coach, Grant Luden woujld accompany the team as fitness coach, Azhar Mahmood would be bowling coach and Grant Flower as batting coach.
Talha Ejaz Butt would be team analyst, Aun Zaidi media manager and Col. Azam Khan will be Security Manager and physiotherapist will be hired locally from New Zealand