Lahore: Underneath a brand new skipper in Shan Masood, Pakistan on Monday named a squad of contemporary faces for a troublesome tour of Australia beginning subsequent month, searching for a contemporary begin after a disastrous World Cup marketing campaign.
Following the World Cup the place Pakistan misplaced 5 of their 9 matches and completed fifth, the nation’s cricket board overhauled the nationwide staff, with Babar Azam resigning as captain of all three codecs.
Workforce director Mickey Arthur and head coach Grant Bradburn have been faraway from their positions with former skipper Mohammad Hafeez taking up each their roles.
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Masood was given the reins of the Take a look at captaincy whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi was appointed Twenty20 captain.
Wahab Riaz, one other former quick bowler, was appointed chief selector following Inzamam-ul-Haq’s resignation and harassed performers in home.netpetition had been chosen for the three-match Take a look at tour.
“Australia is all the time a troublesome tour however we predict that these gamers have the aptitude and capability to not solely do effectively, however.nete out winners.”
Pakistan have carried out poorly in Australia, nonetheless, shedding 14 Assessments on the trot with a final success in 1995.
The collection begins with the primary Take a look at in Perth (14-18 December) adopted by the Boxing Day Take a look at in Melbourne (26-30 December) and Sydney (3-7 January).
Uncapped quick bowler Khurram Shahzad is rewarded for being the best wicket-taker within the nation’s premier FreeCricket-Class match this yr with 36 wickets.
Dashing left-hander Saim Ayub and all-rounder Aamer Jamal have represented Pakistan in Twenty20 internationals however are untested within the five-day format.
Shaheen is the one quick bowler to have performed in Australia, whereas Naseem Shah was not thought of as he was nonetheless recovering from a shoulder harm that dominated him out of the World Cup.
Squad: Shan Masood (captain), Aamer Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Noman Ali, Saim Ayub, Agha Salman, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi