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Yasir Shah, Salman Agha characteristic in Pakistani squad for Sri Lanka Exams

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LAHORE: Leg-spinner Yasir Shah marks his return to the nationwide males’s facet as chief selector Muhammad Wasim in the present day introduced an 18-member squad for subsequent month’s two-match Check sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka.

Yasir was instrumental in Pakistan’s 2-1 victory over Sri Lanka on their final tour of the island in 2015, snaring 24 wickets at 19.33. He comes again into the facet after regaining full health. Yasir performed his forty sixth and final Check, so far, in opposition to the West Indies in August 2021.

Salman Ali Agha, who has scored 4,224 runs and brought 88 wickets in first-class, is one other addition to the squad.

Mohammad Nawaz is the third participant to be recalled. He was named within the squad for Australia Exams however was withdrawn as a consequence of damage.

The squad named for the most recent ICC World Check Championship fixtures embody three openers, 4 middle-order batters, three all-rounders, two wicketkeepers, two spinners and 4 quick bowlers.

Pakistan squad for Sri Lanka Exams: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood and Yasir Shah.

Chief selector Muhammad Wasim mentioned they’ve chosen this squad contemplating the circumstances in Sri Lanka and have outfitted the crew with the absolute best sources.

“Our spin division is boosted with the return of Yasir Shah, who proved himself as a match-winner in Sri Lanka on our final tour and Sajid Khan has made the way in which for him. The spin division additionally consists of  two spin all-rounders in Mohammad Nawaz and Salman Ali Agha and left-arm orthodox Nauman Ali..

“Salman Ali Agha has proven constant performances with the bat prior to now three seasons and he’s a useful off-spin possibility.

“Our crew has lately put sturdy performances in Bangladesh and though outcomes in opposition to Australia weren’t perfect we displayed strong cricket and for that cause we’ve got retained the core to instil consistency and continuity and have trimmed the squad measurement following the comfort in Covid-19-induced journey restrictions.

“These two matches are extraordinarily essential for our facet as we’ve got World Check Championship factors at stake. I want our boys all one of the best and I’m positive they may make us proud.”

Babar Azam’s facet will converge in Islamabad on 25 June to finalise their preparations for the Check sequence on the Pindi Cricket Stadium with a seven-day camp that stretches from 26 June to 2 July earlier than departing for Sri Lanka on 6 July.

Pakistan will play a three-day warm-up match between 11-13 July. The primary Check might be performed at Galle from 16 July, whereas the second Check might be staged at Colombo from 24 July.

For Pakistan, who’re on the fifth spot, this sequence is their ultimate away dedication of the present ICC World Check Championship cycle, which stretches from July 2021 to June 2023, and they are going to be keen to enhance their place on the desk by repeating the identical end result as final time with a sequence win.

Pakistan have performed three sequence within the present cycle and with wins in three Exams and two attracts are ranked fifth within the nine-team desk.

Babar Azam’s males levelled the two-Check sequence within the West Indies, defeated Bangladesh 2-0 of their second away task earlier than Australia edged out with a 1-0 victory in Pat Cummins’ facet’s historic tour of the nation.

Within the upcoming 2022-23, Pakistan are set to host England and New Zealand for 3 and two Exams in a bumper dwelling worldwide season.

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Shikhar Dhawan to guide India in West Indies ODIs as Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah rested

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India have named a younger 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI collection in West Indies.

Shikhar Dhawan is ready to guide the aspect, with Ravindra Jadeja named vice-captain. India will play three ODIs in Trinidad, beginning 22 July.

A number of key members of the ODI squad, together with common captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah amongst others, have been rested for the collection.

Deepak Hooda has been rewarded for his spectacular exhibiting within the current T20Is and finds a spot within the squad. Shubman Gill returns to the ODI setup for the primary time for the reason that tour of Australia in 2020.

With Rishabh Pant rested, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson would be the designated wicket-keepers. The spin trio of Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel shall be tasked with main the bowling assault within the absence of senior quick bowlers.

India have opted to area a younger, inexperienced tempo assault for the collection. Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh full India’s fast-bowling unit. Of the 5, probably the most capped is Shardul Thakur with 19 ODIs whereas Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh are but to make their ODI debut.

India squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh

After the completion of the ODI collection, India are set to play West Indies in 5 T20Is in what shall be thought-about to be essential preparation for the T20 World Cup later this 12 months.

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Lacking mountaineers Shehroze Kashif, Fazal Ali traced

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SAKARDU: Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif’s father Salman Kashif on Wednesday mentioned that his son and Fazal Ali, who had gone lacking whereas descending the summit of Nanga Parbat, have been traced.

The mountaineer duo had individually summited the Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest peak on the planet, on Tuesday. Shehroze claimed the title of the world’s youngest mountaineer to scale the Nanga Parbat.

The mountain is taken into account essentially the most deadly and hardest.

Salman mentioned that Shehroze had been seen shifting in the direction of the third camp from the fourth camp.

“Each Shehroze and Fazal are shifting in the direction of camp three,” Salman mentioned.

He, nonetheless, complained that “nobody” helped his son and Fazal and each of the mountaineers are returning on their very own.

Earlier, Salman had mentioned that contact had been misplaced along with his son on his return from Nanga Parbat.

In an emotional video message, Shehroze’s father appealed to the federal government to launch a search operation to hint the mountaineer.

“He [Shehroze] is simply 20-years-old. He has made huge achievements and introduced a very good title to Pakistan,” Shehroze’s father mentioned in a shaky voice.

“Is that this the payback on this nation?” he requested.

In the meantime, Gilgit-Baltistan Dwelling Secretary Iqbal Hussain had earlier confirmed misplaced of contact with the 2 mountaineers.

The official had mentioned that the mountaineer duo went lacking between camps 3 and 4, positioned on an altitude of seven,000-8,000 metres whereas descending the summit. He mentioned that the GB authorities launched a rescue operation shortly after, whereas different floor rescue groups have been additionally alerted.

He had mentioned that helicopters can be deployed if the climate permitted.

Sharif Sadpara goes lacking from Broad Peak

In the meantime, one other Pakistani mountaineer, Sharif Sadpara, went lacking after falling off a “very excessive altitude”, different climbers accompanying him on the summit of Broad Peak mentioned.

Dilawar Sadpara, who was with Sharif on the hunt, mentioned that the lacking mountaineer misplaced steadiness resulting from a powerful gust of wind after they summited the Broad Peak.

He mentioned that Sharif fell on the facet in China’s territory. The mountaineer mentioned that discovering Sharif by means of floor is unattainable, subsequently a search operation needs to be launched by means of a helicopter.

Sources mentioned that Sharif, Dilawar and Imtiaz Sadpara have been on a mission to summit Broad Peak and K2.

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Shan Masood wins PCA participant of the month award, once more

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The Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation (PCA) has as soon as once more picked Shan Masood as PCA participant of the month for his mesmerizing type within the English County 2022.

Shan had beforehand gained this award within the month of April and this would be the second time the left-hander can be awarded the trophy.

The left-hander is at the moment representing Derbyshire within the ongoing County Championship and he grew to become the primary batter to cross the 1,000-run mark through the 2022 season. In doing so, Shan additionally picked up three MVP awards as effectively.

Shan expressed his delight after being named the participant of the month as soon as once more, claiming that consistency is likely one of the most vital traits to have as a cricketer.

“Crucial requirement of the sport is consistency. The sport is quick and evolving. Individuals choose up on opposition and so they catch you out so there is no such thing as a time to go to sleep so that you all the time have advanced,” stated Shan. “To again up my early season type and win the award once more reveals the degrees of consistency.”

Masood has maintained very good type within the ongoing County Championship, main the competitors’s two divisions with 1,074 runs at a median of 82.74, together with three centuries and 4 fifties.

It’s price including that though the 32-year-old was named in Pakistan’s Check squad for the collection towards Sri Lanka, it stays to be seen who will open for Pakistan as Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq have additionally been in type.

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