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Wednesday Jan 15 2020
Web Desk

Sarfaraz back in contention for Bangladesh series as trio faces axe: report

Web Desk

Gargantuan Mohammad Irfan and out-of-form batsmen Haris Sohail and Asif Ali are likely to be axed when Chief Selector Misbah-ul-Haq announces Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh.

The trio featured in the T20I series against Australia last year but fared woefully in a series Pakistan lost 2-0.

According to Cricket Pakistan, their performances (or lack thereof) could cost them a place in the side when Misbah names the roster on Thursday.

The publication states that discussions between the selectors and captain Babar Azam have taken place and will continue tomorrow.

Furthermore, former skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed is in contention for a re-call on account of his improved fitness and decent performances in the domestic circuit.

Shaheen Afridi, who had missed the Australia series, is also fully fit and likely to get a recall. Meanwhile, Lahore Qalandars’ Haris Rauf could also be considered due to his stunning performances for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.