Faheem Ashraf was initially picked forward of Shakeel for the match. Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s new chief selector, had mentioned that they most well-liked Faheem’s all-round talents over Shakeel’s specialist batting abilities. He was solely named within the 18-member squad for the Afghanistan collection.
The Asia Cup-bound gamers who performed in opposition to Afghanistan in Sri Lanka are set to reach in Multan on Sunday. A PCB launch mentioned that Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq and Naseem Shah will journey to Lahore on Sunday and be a part of the aspect on Monday night.
Pakistan are scheduled to play Nepal within the Asia Cup opener in Multan on August 30.
Pakistan Asia Cup squad: Babar Azam (capt), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Haris (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim. Travelling reserve: Tayyab Tahir