Qasim Akram chosen as captain for Pakistan in U-19 World Cup

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Lahore-born Qasim will also captain the team in the U19 Asia Cup which will be played in the UAE later this month. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that apart from the last 15 for both the events, the team also includes two traveling reserves who will be part of the touring party for both the tournaments.

Lahore: All-rounder Qasim Akram will lead Pakistan Under-15 in the ICC U19 Men’s World Cup to be played in the West Indies in January-February 2022.

Lahore-born Qasim will also captain the team in the U19 Asia Cup which will be played in the UAE later this month. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that apart from the last 15 for both the events, the team also includes two traveling reserves who will be part of the touring party for both the tournaments.

The squad comprises four players who participated in the last U19 World Cup played in South Africa in January-February 2020, with Pakistan finishing third in the event.

Qasim, openers Abdul Wahid Bengalzai and Mohammad Shahzad and middle-order batsman Irfan Khan Niazi were the four players to play in South Africa.

“Selection of U19 squads is always one of the most challenging and difficult tasks due to the available pool of talent. And this selection was no different, but we have tried to pick the best 17 players available who will help Pakistan win the World Cup. country,” Chairman Junior Selection Committee Salim Jaffer said in a PCB release.

“PCB has put in place a solid plan for pathway cricket and I can assure all the teenage cricketers who have missed out on selection this time that they will get a chance at some stage or the other,” he added.

Pakistan Under-19 Team: Qasim Akram (Captain), Abdul Fasih, Abdul Wahid Bengalzai, Ahmed Khan, Ali Asfand, Arham Nawab, Awais Ali, Faisal Akram, Haseebullah, Irfan Khan Niazi, Maj Sadaqat, Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Shahzad, Rizwan Mahmood and Zeeshan Jamir

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First Published:December 2, 2021, 5:51 pm

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