The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Wednesday, August 9 announced the 18-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 and the three-match One-Day International series against Afghanistan.
Pakistan Squad for the Asia Cup 2023 & Afghanistan ODIs:
- Openers: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq
- Middle order: Babar Azam (captain), Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir and Saud Shakeel (only for Afghanistan series).
- Wicketkeepers: Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Haris
- Spinners: Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Mohammad Nawaz and Usama Mir
- Pacers: Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah and Shaheen Afridi
Pakistan are scheduled to kick off the Asia Cup 2023 campaign in Multan on August 30. The big-ticket clash between India and Pakistan in the group stage will be held on September 2 in Kandy.