The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the 15-member squad for the Pakistan Shaheens team that will compete in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China from 28 September to 7 October.
The squad is led by uncapped all-rounder Qasim Akram, who has been in good form for the Shahen’s in recent months. He is joined by a number of experienced players, including Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Khushdil Shah, Aamir Jamal, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain and Usman Qadir.
The squad also features a number of players who have recently made their international debuts, such as Omair Bin Yousuf, Arafat Minhas and Sufiyan Muqeem.
The PCB has said that the squad has been selected with an eye on the future, and that it gives the opportunity to some of the country’s brightest young talent to showcase their skills at the highest level.
The Pakistan Shaheens will be looking to improve on their bronze medal finish at the 2010 Asian Games. They will face stiff competition from the likes of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, but they will be confident of making a strong showing.
The Pakistan Shaheens have announced their squad for the 19th Asian Games, with uncapped all-rounder Qasim Akram named captain. The squad features a number of experienced players, as well as some of the country’s brightest young talent. The Shaheens will be looking to improve on their bronze medal finish at the 2010 Asian Games.