Pakistan cricket team reaches Dubai for ODI series against Australia
LAHORE – Pakistan cricket team will reach Dubai under the leadership of Shoaib Malik Tuesday for Australia one-day international (ODI) series.
Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali and Faheem Ashraf have already reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Hasnain will depart from Karachi. The other players will arrive in the UAE by night and stand-in captain Shoaib Malik will join the team from Dubai.
Pakistan regular skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been rested for the series and the 16-member national squad mostly consists of youngsters.
The Green Shirts will play five ODIs against the Aussies. The Kangaroos downed hosts India 3-2 in the recently held ODI series and are looking in good shape.
*Pakistan squad:* Shoaib Malik (captain), Abid Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saad Ali, Shan Masood, Umar Akmal, Usman Shinwari, Yasir Shah