In view of the current situation in Islamabad, it was decided to transfer Pakistan-Australia Cricket Whiteball Series from Rawalpindi to Lahore. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid while addressing a press conference in Islamabad said that all the four matches in Rawalpindi have been shifted to Lahore. Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium was to host all the limited overs matches of the series between Pakistan and Australia.
He said that a heavy contingent of police was on duty to protect the Australian team but now after the transfer of matches, the number of our personnel in the city will increase. All limited overs matches of the series between Pakistan and Australia will be hosted by Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Announcement of national squad for ODI and T20 series against Australia
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the national squad for the ODI and T20 International series against Australia. Pakistan’s ODI and T20 team will be led by Babar Azam while Shadab Khan has been appointed vice-captain of the team. Left-arm spinner Asif Afridi and wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Haris have been named in the national squad. Both the players have been included in the national squad for their outstanding performance in domestic cricket
Asif Afridi had recently taken 8 wickets in 5 matches in the seventh edition of Pakistan Tour League (PSL) while Muhammad Haris had scored 166 runs in 5 matches.
Harris has also scored 219 runs in 7 matches of Pakistan Cup while his team’s spinner Asif Afridi has also taken 7 wickets so far in the same event.
ODI team captain Babar Azam, Shadab Khan vice captain, Abdullah Shafiq, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhr Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam ul Haq, Khushdal Shah, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Wasim Jr. , Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani and Usman Qadir
Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Vice Captain, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhr Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdal Shah, Muhammad Haris, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen. Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani and Usman Qadir