Pakistan U-19 squad announced for ACC Youth U19 Asia Cup
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-member line-up for the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, which will run from September 5 to 14 in Sri Lanka.
The other seven teams participating in the tournament are the hosts Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, UAE, Nepal and Kuwait.
Wicketkeeper-batsmen Rohail Nazir remained Captain of the side, while Haider Ali will be his deputy.
Shiraz Khan, right-arm fast-bowler, and Saim Ayub, left-handed top-order batsman, have been replaced by opening batsman Abdul Wahid Bangalzai and Abu Huraira, a right-arm off-spinner from Dera Murad Jamali.
Chairman, Junior Selection Committee Saleem Jaffar said: “Victories in Sri Lanka and South Africa have uplifted the confidence of our boys. Their fitness level and morale is on the high. And, this makes us confidence of success in the Asia Cup.”
The 15 selected players are as follows:
- Rohail Nazir (captain, wicketkeeper)
- Haider Ali (vice-captain)
- Aamir Ali
- Abu Huraira
- Adul Wahid Bangalzai
- Akhtar Shah
- Fahad Munir
- Mohammad Aamir
- Mohammad Abbas Afridi
- Mohammad Basit Ali
- Mohammad Haris
- Mohammad Irfan Khan
- Mohammad Wasim junior
- Naseem Shah
- Qasim Akram