Afridi to lead Pak in T20 internationals against Zimbabwe

Karachi, Sept.16 : All-rounder Shahid Afridi has been named as captain of the Pakistan squad for the upcoming Twenty20 internationals against Zimbabwe.

Meanwhile, Azhar Ali has been called to lead the one-day internationals side.

The PCB has also announced the Test squad and the A team for the England series in the UAE starting from October 13. Misbah-ul-Huq has been named to lead the side.

Bowler Wahab Riaz will make a comeback in the 15-man squad. Riaz will represent Pakistan in all three formats,the Express Tribune reported.

Sohaib Maqsood will appear in T20 and ODI squads against Zimbabwe after being out due to injury.

However, wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali have not been given a place in the squad.

Veteran Test batsman Younus Khan and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal are also excluded from the Zimbabwe tour. But, Younus will play in the Test squad against England.

Pakistan will play two T20 internationals and three ODIs from September 27 and October 1 respectively against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club.

PakistanT20 squad:

Shahid Khan Afridi (Captain), Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Mukhtar Ahmad, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Ahmer Yamin, Muhammad Irfan, Bilal Asif, Wahab Riaz, Imad Waseem, Sohail Tanveer, Muhammad Rizwan, Imran Khan Jr.

ODI squad:

Azhar Ali (Captain), Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shahzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Muhammad Irfan, Asad Shafiq.

Test squad:

Misbahul Haq (Captain), Ahmad Shahzad, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Muhammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Asad Shafiq, Younus Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz, Imran Khan, Rahat Ali, Junaid Khan.