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Babar Azam To Lead As Pakistan Announces Squad For Ireland And England T20Is

Pakistan recently faced New Zealand at home (PCB)Pakistan recently faced New Zealand at home (PCB)

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a strong 18-member squad for Pakistan’s upcoming T20I tours of Ireland and England. The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to face Ireland and England in a series of seven games between May 10 and May 30, and the matches serve as their final set of fixtures prior to next month’s T20 World Cup 2024 in West Indies.

Babar Azam, who was recently reinstated as national captain in place of Shaheen Afridi, is set to continue as ‘Men in Green’ leader.

PCB announces strong squad for ENG, IRE series

PCB’s men’s national selection committee announced Pakistan’s 18-player group for their upcoming series against England and Ireland during a press conference in Lahore on May 2.

Haris Rauf, who sustained a shoulder injury during the PSL 2024 season earlier this year, is set to make a return to Pakistan’s national setup. Fellow speedster Hasan Ali has also been called back into the side after missing the home fixtures against New Zealand.

Furthermore, wicketkeeper-batters Azam Khan and Mohammad Rizwan have attained full recovery from the injuries they sustained during the recently-concluded home series.

Babar Azam is set to continue as Pakistan captain in their road towards the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the United States. Here is a look at Pakistan’s entire squad for the series against Ireland and England:

Here's the squad

Babar Azam (captain), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Usman Khan.

The Pakistan cricket team will soon be taking flight for Ireland as they are slated to face the hosts in a series of three T20I matches between May 10 and May 14 at Dublin. Pakistan’s continental Europe tour will continue with a four-match T20I challenge against defending T20 World Cup champions England in the final week of May.