Sharjeel returns from setting Pakistan tour ban
Disgraced opener Sharjeel Khan returns to Pakistan’s Twenty20 workforce for the away collection in opposition to South Africa and Zimbabwe, 4 years after being banned for securing factors throughout matches.
The 31-year-old was banned for 5 years – with half of the interval suspended – for his function in a playing problem throughout the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) in 2017.
Though unlawful in Pakistan and India, cricket betting is quite common, with punters betting on particular outcomes throughout the sport – such because the variety of ballless or vast pins in a specific course.
This offers particular person gamers the chance to ‘appropriate’ – affect the profitable betting market with out, supposedly, affecting the general end result of the match.
Thought-about among the finest batsmen within the T20, Sharjeel hit 100 within the sixth version of the PSL, which was suspended earlier this month after a Covid outbreak amongst gamers.
“Sharjeel has proven large type in the previous few matches and he is somebody who can provide us stable begins in Twenty20 cricket,” mentioned chief selector Mohammad Wasim asserting the Twenty20 groups, from at some point and trial in Lahore.
Sharjeel performed the final of his 25 one-day internationals in January 2017. He additionally performed one check and 15 Twenty20 internationals.
Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in all three codecs on tour.
Pakistan will play three one-day worldwide matches in South Africa, beginning with Centurion on April 2. The opposite two matches will happen in Johannesburg (April 4) and Centurion (April 7).
The groups will even play 4 Twenty20 internationals after the ODI collection.
Pakistan then travels north for 2 checks and three Twenty20 internationals in Zimbabwe.
The selectors have included three thrilling uncapped bowlers: Mohammad Wasim Junior, 19, Arshad Iqbal, 20, and Shahnawaz Dhani, 22, on a number of groups.
Legs Yasir Shah will miss the tour as he recovers from a knee damage.
Mid-tier batsman Mohammad Hafeez and all-rounder Shadab Khan have additionally returned to the squads after lacking the collection at house in opposition to South Africa.
Shadab was unfit, whereas Hafeez was unavailable.
Twenty20: Babar Azam (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Hafeez, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali , Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir
ODI: Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Danish Aziz, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf , Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir
Checks: Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani, Tabis Khan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Zahid Mahmood
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