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Pakistan to name full strength squad for Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
27 Sep 2020 at 06:28hrs | Views
Pakistan coach Misbahul Haq has hinted that there may not be major changes his squad for the upcoming cricket home series against Zimbabwe, saying that the team already had young players.

During a press briefing in Lahore yesterday, the former captain said that the national team is already pretty young and might only need minor tweaking in stead of mass chopping and changing.

"The Pakistan team is already com posed of young players," he said. "It had lost two senior players right after the World Cup 2019.

"[In fact], we might change a thing or two to make the team even stronger."

Explaining that the seemingly unimportant Zimbabwe home series is actually important, Misbah said:

"We should keep in mind that the points earned from the ODI series would count towards World Cup qualification."

He also underscored that finding new combinations and creating able backups were among his priorities while structuring the team.

Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan Crick et Board (PCB) had announced that it will host Zimbabwe for a limited overs series which is scheduled for October - November.

"Needless to say, we at ZC are burst ing with excitement as we look forward to playing cricket again and represent ing our nation with pride and passion in Pakistan," said Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani.

The Africans are expected to land in Pakistan on October 20, and, following the mandatory quarantine, will play a three match ODI series in Multan and as many T20Is in Rawalpindi.

The 50over matches will take place on October 30, November 1, and 3 while the T20Is will take place on November 7, 8, and 10.

Zimbabwe's upcoming tour will be their second visit to Pakistan in the last five years.

Source - The Nation (Pakistan)