Pakistan squad reach Dubai for ACC U19 Asia Cup

Boys in Green will take part in practice sessions scheduled for tomorrow

December 06, 2023
Pakistan U19 team at Dubai Airport - PCB

KARACHI: The Pakistan Under-19 (U19) cricket squad have touched down in Dubai under the leadership of Saad Baig to take part in the U19 Asia Cup.

The Boys in Green will take part in practice sessions from tomorrow at the ICC Academy Dubai.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Dubai, the ACC U19 Asia Cup is slated to run from December 8-17. Leading up to the semifinals, all matches will take place at the ICC Academy Ground. However, the final of the tournament will grace the Dubai International Stadium.

Marking their entry into the tournament, the Pakistan U19 squad is poised to face Nepal in their inaugural match on December 8.

Remember, the junior selection committee, headed by Sohail Tanvir, finalised the 15-member squad last week.

Pakistan U19 are placed in Group A alongside Afghanistan U19, India U19, and Nepal U19. They will play their first match of the tournament against Nepal on December 8 followed by games against India and Afghanistan on December 10 and 12, respectively.

Prior to the selection of the squad, the Pakistan U19 probables had assembled for a training camp at the Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre, Karachi since November 24. The 15-member squad will now depart to Dubai on December 6.

Pakistan U19 squad - Saad Baig (captain and wicket-keeper), Ahmad Hussain, Ali Asfand, Amir Hassan, Arafat Minhas (vice-captain), Azan Awais, Khubaib Khalil, Najab Khan, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Riazullah, Mohammad Tayyab Arif, Mohammad Zeeshan, Shahzaib Khan, Shamyl Hussain and Ubaid Shah

Non-Travelling Reserves – Ahmad Hassan, Aimal Khan, Obaid Shahid and Mohammad Zulkifal

Support staff: Shoaib Muhammad (Team Manager), Muhammad Yousaf (Head Coach), Rehan Riaz (Bowling Coach), Mansoor Amjad (Fielding Coach), Muhammad Masroor (Assistant Batting Coach), Umer Rashid Dar (Assistant Coach) Hafiz Naeem Ul Rasul (Team Physio), Usman Hashmi (Team Analyst), Imran Ullah (Trainer), Muhammad Arslan (Media and Digital Manager)

Atique ur Rehman is a senior reporter for Geo News.