Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday, August 22, announced a replacement for star left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi in their Asia Cup 2022 squad. Mohammad Hasnain will join the Pakistan squad in place of the left-arm quick.
Afridi was ruled out of the upcoming tournament and the seven-match T20I series against England due to a knee injury he picked up during the tour of Sri Lanka.
The PCB released an official statement on Monday to confirm the development. Hasnain last represented the Men in Green in a T20I against the West Indies in Karachi last year.
“Hasnain will join the side from the United Kingdom, where he is representing Oval Invincibles in The Hundred competition,” the PCB statement read.
“Meanwhile, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Qadir will leave for Dubai in the wee hours of Tuesday. 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,” it added further.
The 22-year-old has played 18 T20Is for Pakistan where he picked up 17 wickets. Hasnain will be seen in action for Pakistan for the first time since December 2021 after a remodelled action.
The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2022 is set to get underway on August 27, Saturday, and Pakistan’s campaign will begin on Sunday against the arch-rivals India.
Pakistan’s Squad For T20 Asia Cup 2022:
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 and Usman Qadir.