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Pakistan Squad Announced for Asia Cup 2022. Check official update

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Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2022: In an important news development, Pakistan have announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. This year’s Asia Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Sri Lanka playing as the host nation and the tournament will be played in a T20 format. The 6-nation T20 competition is scheduled to begin on 27 August, 2022 while the grand finale will take place on 11 September, 2022 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Pakistan Squad Announced for Asia Cup 2022. Check official update

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have named their T20I squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 and the big update is that out-of-form pace bowler Hasan Ali has been left out. The Babar Azam-led team has included right-arm speedster Naseem Shah in the 15-member squad that will travel to UAE later this month. The likes of Asif Ali, Usman Qadir, Haider Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed are all part of the Pakistan T20I team for the big event. In their opening match of the T20 competition, Pakistan will be facing arch-rivals India on 28 August, 2022 (Sunday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Pakistan Squad

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.

Probable Pakistan Playing 11

1. Babar Azam (C)
2. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
3. Fakhar Zaman
4. Haider Ali
5. Khushdil Shah
6. Asif Ali
7. Shadab Khan
8. Mohammad Nawaz
9. Shaheen Afridi
10. Haris Rauf
11. Mohammad Wasim Jr./Shahnawaz Dahani

Related: Asia Cup Schedule

“Hasan has been given a break from international cricket and he has been replaced by Naseem Shah. He is express fast and can give further impetus to the fast bowling department, which already boasts Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shahnawaz Dahani. Naseem has not played any international white-ball cricket, but he has demonstrated with the red-ball that he is an attacking option with good pace and controlled swing,” said chief selector Mohammad Wasim

Related: India’s Asia Cup Squad

Asia Cup 2022 Time Table

Date Match Group Venue Time
27 August, 2022 (Saturday) Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan B Dubai 7:30 PM IST
28 August, 2022 (Sunday) India vs Pakistan A Dubai 7:30 PM IST
30 August, 2022 (Tuesday) Bangladesh vs Afghanistan B Sharjah 7:30 PM IST
31 August, 2022 (Wednesday) India vs Qualifier A Dubai 7:30 PM IST
1 September, 2022 (Thursday) Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh B Dubai 7:30 PM IST
2 September, 2022 (Friday) Pakistan vs Qualifier A Sharjah 7:30 PM IST
3 September, 2022 (Saturday) B1 vs B2 Super 4 Sharjah 7:30 PM IST
4 September, 2022 (Sunday) A1 vs A2 Super 4 Dubai 7:30 PM IST
6 September, 2022 (Tuesday) A1 vs B1 Super 4 Dubai 7:30 PM IST
7 September, 2022 (Wednesday) A2 vs B2 Super 4 Dubai 7:30 PM IST
8 September, 2022 (Thursday) A1 vs B2 Super 4 Dubai 7:30 PM IST
9 September, 2022 (Friday) B1 vs A2 Super 4 Dubai 7:30 PM IST
11 September, 2022 (Sunday) Final
(1st Super 4 VS 2nd Super 4)
Dubai 7:30 PM IST

Related: Asia Cup Winners

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