Mohammad Hafeez To Lead Pakistan A In Dubai
Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez will captain Pakistan A when they take on the England Lions in three Twenty20 games and three 50-over matches in Dubai in February.
The tour, which also sees England and Pakistan square off in two Twenty20 Internationals, runs from 9th February to 26th February.
Pakistan warm up for their clashes with the England Lions by playing the United Arab Emirates in a 20-over game and Hafeez is one of five players in the squad with international experience.
Opening batsman Shahzaib Hasan played in Pakistan's victorious ICC World Twenty20 campaign in England, fast bowler Wahab Riaz was part of Pakistan's squad that toured the United Arab Emirates to play New Zealand, fellow pacer Mohammad Talha played one Test against Sri Lanka in 2009 and left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman has played two Tests and 11 One-Day Internationals.
Hafeez, who has represented his country in 11 Tests, 48 One-Day Internationals and nine Twenty20 Internationals, will have prolific batsman Aamer Sajjad as his vice-captain.
Before they take on the Lions in three 50-over games, the A side will meet the full international side two days before the Twenty20 Internationals, on 17th February.
Pakistan A: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Shahzaib Hasan, Kashif Siddiq, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Umair Khan, Aamer Sajjad, Naved Yasin, Yasir Shah, Tanvir Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Tabish Khan, Uzair-ul-Haq, Mohammad Talha, Naeem Anjum, Abdur Rehman
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