LAHORE: Pakistan announced their 15-member squad for the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand in Auckland on Friday. All-rounder Shadab Khan would lead the men in Green as regular skipper Babar Azam who was ruled out of the three-match series due to a thumb fracture.
However, Musa Khan and leg-spinner Usman Qadir were not included in the squad but could be called-up if needed.
“This is an honour for me to lead Pakistan,” said Shadab Khan, pointing out that they would miss Babar Azam but it was a chance to show their guts in this series.
“We are excited to play in front of crowd once again,” he said.
Shadab Khan (c), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz.