Karachi: An event was organized where Pakistani Captain, Shadab Khan, said that he is honored to be the leader of Pakistan’s cricket team while announcing the national team for the first T20 match.
The national cricket team of 15 members has been established for the upcoming first T20 match against New Zealand.
Shadab Khan will be leading the squad for the first T20 while the rest of the team includes Abdullah Shafiq, Haider Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Emad Wasim, Khushdal Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Fahim Ashraf, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hussain Talat, Wahab Riaz, and Mohammad Rizwan.
Squad for the first #NZvPAK T20I:
Shadab Khan (c)
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Wahab Riaz#backtheboysingreen pic.twitter.com/sL9Abp9GPV
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 17, 2020
“I have the experience of playing in Eden Park, the boundaries here are small, looking forward to playing again in the presence of spectators, the best opportunity for the new players in the team to show the essence of their abilities,” he said.
Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand is just one day away from its formal start. Fans of green shirts around the world, including Pakistan, have high hopes for the national team.
The first T20 International match between Pakistan and New Zealand will be played in Auckland tomorrow 18 December. The match will start at 11 a.m. according to Pakistani standard time. The other two matches of the three-match series are scheduled for December 20 and 22.
Pakistan’s highest score in the T20 format against New Zealand is 201. The national team won the match by 48 runs in 2018.
The lowest score of the national team in the T20 against New Zealand is 101. In this match, Pakistan lost by 95 runs.