Dubai: Sharjeel Khan, the Pakistan left-handed opening batsman, has returned to the nationwide workforce squad for the primary time in 4 years, after he was chosen within the T20 squad for the excursions of South Africa and Zimbabwe in April and Could.
Sharjeel, who was out of cricket for two-and-a-half years after being banned for spot-fixing, was rewarded for his kind within the Pakistan Tremendous League. He completed this yr’s curtailed PSL season third within the run-getters’ listing behind Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam.
“I perceive there’s nonetheless rather a lot work that must be finished on his health and he’ll enhance with time, however in the intervening time he can win us massive video games together with his bat,” mentioned Pakistan chief selector Mohammed Wasim.
Additionally returning to the T20 squad are Mohammed Hafeez and Shadab Khan, who will take over as vice-captain.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah gained’t journey to Zimbabwe for the Check collection as he’s nonetheless nursing a knee harm.
Pakistan play three ODIs and 4 T20s towards South Africa earlier than travelling to Zimbabwe, the place they’ll play two Exams and three T20s. The journey to South Africa begins on April 2 and ends on April 16. They fly to Zimbabwe on April 17 and return dwelling on Could 12.
Check squad: Babar Azam (captain), Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Saud Shakeel, Agha Salman, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Tabish Khan, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dhani, Nauman Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Sajid Khan
ODI squad: Babar Azam (captain), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali
T20 squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali, Arshad Iqbal