Asia Cup 2018: Everything you need to know about the Pakistan Team:- As of now set at the fifth in the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan is good to go to partake in the Asia Cup competition in UAE. In their offer to lift their third Asia Cup title, Pakistan is relied upon to confront solid rivalry from the protecting victors India, aside from four other Asian adversaries – Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and Bangladesh. The men in green will begin their crusade against debutant Hong Kong on September 16 and will go up against most despised adversaries India on September 19.
The Pakistan squad that highlights in the competition is mixed with both new faces and experienced campaigners. Here is a glance at Pakistan’s Asia Cup Team.
Pakistan’s team for Asia Cup: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Shan Masood, Muhammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan
The nephew of previous Pakistan captain Inzamam Ul-Haq, Imam-Ul-Haq has played 9 ODIs. The 22-year-old scored a century in his ODI make a big appearance against Sri Lanka, making him the second Pakistani batsman to accomplish this accomplishment. Imam with Zaman additionally scratched another historic point when the couple sewed a 304-run-organization for the opening wicket in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe in July. The left-gave batsman has amassed 544 keeps running in the 50-over organization at a normal of 68.
Babar Azam is an accomplished competitor and has included in 46 ODIs for Pakistan. The 23-year old has scored 1,973 keeps running at a normal of 54.81. The right-gave batsman has 8 ODI hundreds of years and 7 fifties to his name. The center request batsman has likewise played 13 Tests and 20 T20Is for Pakistan.
The 28-year-old Fakhar Zaman formally declared himself after he turned into the principal Pakistan batsman to score an ODI twofold hundred (210 versus Zimbabwe) prior this year. With a profession strike-rate of 101.91, Zaman is known for his hard-hitting style. He additionally helped Pakistan secure its first ICC Champions Trophy in England in 2017 with a match-winning ton against India. He has played 18 ODIs and has a profession normal of 76.47.
The captain Sarfraz Ahmed drives Pakistan in all the three organizations of the diversion. The wicketkeeper-batsman drove the side to their lady ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. Pakistan, under his captaincy, rose to the best position in ICC T20 Team Rankings. Since his introduction against India in 2007, he has played 90 ODIs. in which he has scored 1,748 keeps running at a normal of 34.27. The 31-year old has scored 2 tons and 8 half hundreds of years in his ODI vocation.
Faheem Ashraf made his ODI make a big appearance for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in June 2017. The right-arm medium bowler has played 12 ODIs in which he has taken 16 wickets at a normal of 20.31. He additionally turned into the principal Pakistani bowler to guarantee a T20 cap trap against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi a year ago.
Mohammad Nawaz made his ODI make a big appearance against Ireland in August 2016. From that point forward, he has played 11 ODIs, in which he has scored 166 keeps running at a normal of 23.71 and has taken 13 wickets at a normal of 34.76. He is the main left-arm turn knocking down some pins choice for Pakistan in the squad.
The 19-year-old adolescent Shadab Khan made his presentation against West Indies in April 2017. The leg-spinner has from that point forward played 22 ODIs in which he has taken 33 wickets at a normal of 25.60. He has additionally played 23 T20Is in which he has taken 32 wickets at a normal of 18.00.
Haris Sohail has played 24 ODIs for Pakistan in which he has scored 87 keeps running at a normal of 44.35. The every single rounder ha likewise taken 10 wickets in his 50-overs profession.
Pakistan will hope to utilize previous chief Shoaib Malik’s tremendous experience to advance further in the competition. The right-gave batsman has highlighted in 266 ODIs, in which he has scored 7,015 keeps running at a normal of 35.07. He additionally has nine centuries and 41 half-hundreds of years under his name.
Shan Masood has likewise been incorporated into Pakistan’s squad for the Asia Cup. The 28-year-old has played 12 Tests for Pakistan as an opening batsman, and with Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul-Haq and Haris Sohail in the squad, it is far-fetched Masood will persuade an opportunity to be in the playing XI.