Pakistan's Sarfaraz, Hasan left out of squad for West Indies series

Both squads will be led by Babar Azam

  
Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v Pakistan - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britian - June 26, 2019 Pakistan's Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed celebrate after winning the match.

Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v Pakistan - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britian - June 26, 2019 Pakistan's Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed celebrate after winning the match.

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Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and seamer Hasan Ali have been left of the squads for this month's white-ball series at home to West Indies, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.

Pakistan are due to host West Indies for three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals, all in Karachi, starting from Dec. 13.

Selectors named a 15-member squad for the T20 matches, also leaving out all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim.

Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jr were included in the 17-member ODI squad, with Abdullah Shafique named a travelling reserve.

Both squads will be led by Babar Azam, with Shadab Khan as his deputy.

West Indies announced their visit to Pakistan last month after New Zealand and England called off scheduled tours to the Asian country in September due to security concerns.

Squads:

T20: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.

ODI: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis) ((Manasi.Pathak@thomsonreuters.com;))


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