The National Junior Selection Committee has named an experienced 15-player Pakistan squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2020, which will be held in South Africa from January 17 to February 9.
Pakistan’s rookie pacer Naseem Shah, who made his Test debut against Australia in Brisbane, has been included in the squad for the mega event. He took four wickets in the Asia Cup, 12 wickets in South Africa and 18 wickets in four Quaid-e-Azam Trophy first-class matches this season.
In-form wicketkeeper-batsman Rohail Nazir has been retained as captain, while prolific opener Haider Ali has been appointed as vice-captain.
Openers: Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Quetta), Haider Ali (Rawalpindi), Mohammad Shehzad (Multan)
Middle-order batsmen: Mohammad Haris (Peshawar), Mohammad Huraira (Sialkot) and Mohammad Irfan Khan (Lahore)
Wicketkeeper: Rohail Nazir (captain)
All-rounders: Abbas Afridi (Peshawar), Fahad Munir (Lahore) and Qasim Akram (Faisalabad)
Spinners: Amir Ali (Larkana) and Arish Ali Khan (Karachi)
Fast bowlers: Amir Khan (Peshawar), Naseem Shah (Lahore) and Tahir Hussain (Multan)
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