Sturdy performances within the PSL have introduced wealthy rewards upon three uncapped Pakistan gamers – Asif Ali, Hussain Talat and Shaheen Afridi – who’ve been called-up to the worldwide aspect for the upcoming T20I collection in opposition to West Indies in Karachi. Asif, Talat and Shaheen type a part of the 15-man squad for the collection, with left-arm quick bowlers Rahat Ali and Usman Khan additionally coming again into the fray.
Imad Wasim and Rumman Raees, in the meantime, missed out, having did not get better from their accidents in time. Imad sustained a concussion after his head slammed into the bottom after finishing a catch, whereas Raees trod on a ball on the boundary and broken knee ligaments. Ahmed Shehzad stored his place on the high of the order, whereas Shoaib Malik, who missed the second half of the tour to New Zealand with concussion after being struck on the pinnacle by a wayward throw, additionally returned.
The T20I collection can be performed throughout three consecutive days: April 1, 2 and three. All matches can be performed on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi, which not too long ago hosted the Pakistan Tremendous League closing. It is going to be the primary time worldwide cricket can be performed in Karachi since 2009, and the primary T20I to ever be performed on the venue.
Talat, Asif and Afridi have been three of the standout performers on this 12 months’s PSL. Talat’s composure underneath strain and stable method noticed him play important roles in shut video games, whereas Asif’s power-hitting, culminating in a six-ball 26 within the closing that every one however secured the title. Lahore Qalandars’ left-arm bowler Shaheen Afridi is known to have a powerful admirer in Mickey Arthur, who in contrast him to a younger Mitchell Starc days after the 17-year outdated took 5 wickets for 4 runs, one of the best ever figures within the PSL.
T20 squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi