Pakistan Shaheens' schedule confirmed for Asian Games

The event is being held in Hangzhou, China

By Web Desk
October 02, 2023
Qasim Akram will lead the Shaheens. - PCB

Pakistan Shaheens' schedule for the ongoing Asian Games was confirmed on Monday.

Pakistan will face Hong Kong in the second quarter-final on October 3. If Pakistan win that match, they will face the winner of the match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the semi-final. 

The Qasim Akram-led Pakistan team has already touched down in China for the event.

The Shaheens directly qualified for the quarters by virtue of being one of the top four ICC ranked sides in the continent.

Pakistan Shaheens underwent a five-day camp at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore where players, under the guidance of coaches, engaged in training sessions and featured in match scenarios to get ready for the tournament.

The squad includes 15 players of which seven have already represented Pakistan in international cricket. These include Aamir Jamal (2 T20Is), Arshad Iqbal (1 T20I), Asif Ali (21 ODIs, 55 T20Is), Haider Ali (2 ODIs, 33 T20Is), Khushdil Shah (10 ODIs, 24 T20Is), Shahnawaz Dahani (2 ODIs, 11 T20Is) and Usman Qadir (1 ODI, 23 T20Is)

Pakistan Shaheens squad

Qasim Akram (captain), Omair Bin Yousuf (vice-captain), Aamir Jamal, Arafat Minhas, Arshad Iqbal, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mirza Tahir Baig, Mubasir Khan, Muhammad Akhlaq (wk), Rohail Nazir (wk), Shahnawaz Dahani, Sufiyan Muqeem and Usman Qadir

Player Support Personnel

Shahid Aslam (head coach-cum-manager), Umar Rasheed (bowling coach), Hanif Malik (batting and fielding coach) and Hafiz Naeem ul Rasool (physiotherapist)


    Qaiser Khan commented 2 months ago

    Amazingly, Abbas Afraid top wickets taker of last PSL is not included. Clearly, parchi team.