Sarfaraz Ahmed recalled to Pakistan T20I squad for New Zealand series

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CHRISTCHURCH [New Zealand]: Former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has returned to Pakistan’s T20I squad for the three T20Is against New Zealand, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Sunday.

PCB has named an 18-player men’s national squad for the T20I series against New Zealand to be played on 18, 20, and December 22.

Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan cricket team are scheduled to depart for Queenstown on Tuesday after completing their 14-day isolation period in Christchurch. Both Pakistan and Pakistan Shaheens squads are scheduled to depart for Queenstown on Tuesday, 8 December, after completing their 14-day isolation period in Christchurch.

In Queenstown, both sides will stay in different hotels and train at different times and according to their match requirements.

On 14 December, Shaheens will travel to Whangarei, while Pakistan will head to Auckland on 15 December for the opening match of the three-match series.

For the New Zealand T20Is, Pakistan have recalled Hussain Talat and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the only changes from the side that defeated Zimbabwe 3-0 in November.

Pakistan have recalled Hussain Talat and Sarfaraz Ahmed in the only changes from the side that defeated Zimbabwe 3-0 in November. Sarfaraz has reclaimed his spot from Rohail Nazir, who will captain Pakistan Shaheens against New Zealand ‘A’.