The Men’s Interim Selection Committee has added Mir Hamza, Sajid Khan and Shahnawaz Dahani to the Pakistan Test squad for the two-match series against New Zealand, which commences here on Monday.
The decision was made following the Committee’s meeting, which was chaired by Shahid Afridi, who, along with Pakistan captain Babar Azam, joined the session through video link.
Shahid Afridi: “We had a good discussion on the squad and agreed we needed to strengthen our bowling department to give ourselves the best chance of taking 20 wickets in a match.
As such, and taking into consideration recent form and performances, we have added fast bowlers Mir Hamza and Shahnawaz Dahani, and off-spinner Sajid Khan
I am confident the inclusion of three additional bowling resources will give Babar Azam more options to field the best available squad for the first Test.”
In the four Quaid-e-Azam Trophy matches, Mir Hamza took 16 wickets in four matches, while Sajid Khan scooped 21 wickets in seven matches. Shahnawaz Dahani appeared in only two four-day matches as he was on national duty
Mir Hamza’s only Test was against Australia in Abu Dhabi in October 2018, while Sajid’s seventh and last Test was against Australia earlier this year in Lahore. He has to date taken 22 wickets, including eight for 42 against Bangladesh in Dhaka last year. Shahnawaz Dhani is yet to make an appearance in Test, though he has featured in two ODIs and 11 T20Is for Pakistan.
Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Noman Ali, Sajid Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shan Masood and Zahid Mehmood
AIP DELEGATION VISITS RESIDENCE OF ER RASHID, OFFERS CONDOLENCE ON DEMISE OF HIS AUNT
Party reiterated its demand to release of Er Rashid.
Langate November 27 : Awami Ithad Party (AIP) delegation visited residence of party supremo, Er Rashid in Mawer Langate to offer condolence over the demise of his aunt, Zona Begum mother of Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh renowned contractor.
According to a statement issued here reads that a delegation of AIP visited the residence of Er Rashid in Mawer to offer their condolence on the sad demise of his aunt, who breathed her last on Sunday.
The delegation led by AIP general Secretary Prince Parvaiz prayed for eternal peace to the deceased and patience to the family to bear the loss.
Spokesman AIP, Firdous Baba while retreating his demand, said that the centre government should release Er Rashid in this hour of grief to allow Er Rashid to be among his family.
He urged central Government and UT government of Jammu Kashmir to release Er Rashid without any further delay, he added.
Apart from Prince Parvaiz delegation was comprised by DDC Mawer Khursheed Ahmed Dar, BDC Langate Showkat Hussain, senior leader Nazir Ahmed War, Lateef Ahmed, AiP Head Baramulla Lone Aijaz, Aip Head Rafiabad Mudasir Rasool, Abdul Rashid, Iqbal Ahmed and several other leaders were present to offer condolence.