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Two debutants features as Pakistan announces the ODI and T20I squads for the Australia series

Pakistan Cricket Board Has Announced the Odi and t20i Squads for the Australian Series

Australia is touring Pakistan for three Tests, three ODIs and a one-off T20I match. The Test series for the Benaud-Qadir Trophy is underway at 0-0, with the third and final match to start on March 21. The Test series will be followed by three ODIs and end with a single T20I match. All the white ball games will be played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Cricket Australia had announced their white-ball squad prior to the start of the tour. On Thursday, the PCB also announced the ODI squad of 20 players and the T20I squad of 17 players.

The squad has been chosen on the basis of regular performance on the domestic circuit and in the PSL. Notably, two players got their maiden international calls for both the ODI and T20I teams.

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Left-arm spinner Asif Afridi and wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Haris are the two uncapped players in the squad. Babar Azam will be leading the team as usual. All-rounder Shadab Khan will be his deputy in the team. The PCB has also included Mohammad Nawaz in the team, who was ruled out of the Test series due to injury. 

PCB has announced White-ball squads

The white-ball series will start with three ODIs. The first ODI match will start on Tuesday, March 29 at Rawalpindi stadium. The second match will be played on Thursday, March 31. And the third and final ODI match will start on Saturday, April 2.The only one-off T20I between both teams will be played on April 5. However, all the white-ball matches will be at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

ODI Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-Ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir.

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T20I Squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Asif Afridi, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Haris (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani and Usman Qadir 

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