BIRMINGHAM – Pakistan’s latest find, the bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has more chances than Shadab Khan to get his debut game against India as the Pakistan team management has finalized a 12-men squad for the high-voltage ICC Champions Trophy match against India.
Arthur made this announcement in the pre-match conference at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.
Arthur told reporters that he and Sarfraz have finalized 12 names for the match against India.
Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Fakhar Zaman will not be part of the team. Arthur further said that decision on Fahim Ashraf and Shadab Khan will be made tomorrow, after looking at the wicket.
Arthur further told that there are chances of Fahim being preferred over Shadab after looking at the wicket.
Whereas, skipper Sarfraz Ahmed was of the opinion that though India has a strong batting lineup, Pakistan have prepared a smart plan to tackle their batting lineup.
Sarfraz also said that, in the match against India, you will see a different Pakistan team, we will be fighting hard against all the opponents, let alone India.
“I would tell the boys to not read the newspapers at this time but it’s ok as none of them read newspapers anyway,” responded Sarfraz when asked how would he tackle media pressure.
Pakistan’s playing XI against India –
Azhar Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Waseem, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hassan Ali, Shadab Khan/Fahim Ashraf.