Right-arm pacer Mohammad Hasnain will replace Shaheen Afridi in Pakistan’s 15-man squad for the T20 Asia Cup 2022, starting August 27.
Shaheen Afridi was ruled out for the upcoming Asia Cup tournament.
As his doctor advised him to take rest for 4-6 weeks under the supervision of the medical team following a ligament injury in his right knee. Shaheen sustained the injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle last month.
The 22-year-old Hasnain has represented Pakistan in eight ODIs and 18 T20Is and has taken 29 international wickets since his debut in 2019.
He has not played a T20I since December 2021 when he appeared in Pakistan’s home T20I series against West Indies. In the Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan will first take on rival India in Dubai on August 28, followed by the Asia Cup qualifier winner on September 2. The Super Four matches will be played from September 3 to 9 September, with the final match on September 11.
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“Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Usman Qadir will leave for Dubai in the wee hours of Tuesday,” the PCB stated in a release. “They will replace Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha, and Zahid Mehmood, who were part of the 16-member ODI squad against the Netherlands.”
Pakistan updated squad for Asia Cup 2022
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc) Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir