Pakistan has appointed Iftikhar Ahmed, the middle-ranking striker who recently played for the country against Sri Lanka in 2016, alongside Mohammad Rizwan, the goalie striker, and Mohammad Nawaz, the all-rounder, in his one-match international squad. Rounder.
Mohammad Hafeez was eliminated from the squad for the three-game series that began in Karachi on September 27. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali, the Pacers, were the other notable absentees of the 16-man team led by Sarfaraz Ahmed. While Afridi fails dengue fever, Hasan is suffering from back cramps.
Iftikhar took a place in the squad after beating two hundred consecutive goals in the Pakistan Cup, the 50-Over tournament. The last time he played an ODI in November 2015 against England in Sharjah.
Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s new coach and chief selector, praised Iftikhar for his consistency over the past few seasons, calling his fitness a contributing factor to his recall. “Iftikhar has 51 averages in List A cricket, being a top performer in the last three or four seasons,” said Misbah.
“He is, I think, our fifth bowler, and you can use him, his fitness is excellent, he’s a mature player, he’s a three-dimensional, he’s good at the field and he can play bowling.” He can beat, he has 91 hits.
“That’s why we got him in the squad because he was not in the team because of Hafeez and Shoaib Malik and now he’s on the team and he can roll too.”
Nawaz, the spin-bowling all-rounder, also impressed in the Pakistan Cup for two half-centuries and will play his first ODI since joining Ireland in August 2018.
Rizwan, who scored twice in the ODI series in the United Arab Emirates at the start of this year against Australia, was overseen by the World Cup. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed returned to the game. Misbah, however, suggested that Rizwan could act as a hitter this time.
“Safaraz and Rizwan have different roles,” he said. “If you’ve scored two hundred points in fourth place, you have a chance and you have the added benefit of having two goalies, and he’s very good on fitness.” and he will be up to date. We try to encourage such players and we will try to give them matches whenever we have a chance. “
Pakistan ODI squad:
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari, Wahab Riaz