The Pakistan Cricket Board has replaced the injured fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi with Mohammad Hasnain in the squad as a replacement for Shaheen Shah Afridi for the Asia Cup. The Asia Cup will be played this month from August 27 to September 11 in the United Arab Emirates.
The PCB said in a statement that the 22-year-old has represented Pakistan in 18 T20 International matches in which he has taken 17 wickets so far.
It was reported in this regard that Hasnain will join the team directly from England where he is representing Oval Invincibles in The Hundred competition. It should be noted that Hasnain will represent the national team for the first time after being cleared of a suspicious bowling action.
Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who suffered an injury in the Test series against Sri Lanka, was ruled out of the Asia Cup and T20 home series against England due to a knee injury. PCB’s medical team advised the bowler to rest for four to six weeks and it is expected that the bowler will be able to return to international cricket with the T20 series against New Zealand before the T20 World Cup in October.
A statement issued by the Pakistan Cricket Board today further informed that Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed and Usman Qadir will leave for Dubai on Tuesday morning. The board said the players will replace Abdullah Shafiq, Imamul Haque, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha and Zahid Mehmood who were part of the 16-member ODI squad against the Netherlands.
Pakistan will begin their Asia Cup 2022 campaign with a match against arch-rivals India in Dubai on August 28, while their second group match against one of the qualifiers (UAE, Kuwait, Singapore or Hong Kong) in Sharjah on September 2. One will do. The Super Four matches of the Asia Cup will be played from September 3 to 9 September, 2022.