The Pakistan men’s cricket team for the upcoming Asian Games has been officially confirmed, with the young and talented Qasim Akram appointed as the captain. The squad, featuring a mix of experienced players and promising talents, is set to compete in the T20 tournament scheduled from 23rd September to 8th October in China.
Dynamic Mix of Players in the Asian Games Squad
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has unveiled the final roster for the Asian Games, showcasing a combination of seasoned cricketers such as Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, and Mohammad Hasnain, along with rising stars like Haider Ali, Tahir Bajwa, Mohammad Akhlaq, and Amir bin Yousuf. Additionally, Rohail Nazir, Arfat Minhas, Sufyan Muqeem, Usman Qadir, and Shahnawaz Dahani have also secured their places in the squad.
Notable Omissions in Asia Cup and World Cup
The inclusion of several international players in the Asian Games squad means that they will miss out on the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup. Among them are Shahnawaz Dahani, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Aamer Jamal, Asif Ali, and Khushdil Shah.
The Pakistan Olympic Association received the final squad list on 14th July, and cricket enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the team’s performance in the prestigious Asian Games.