Permit me to fill you in on the upcoming white-ball series that Pakistan will play against New Zealand.
Zaman Khan, an up-and-coming fast, is feeling optimistic about the fact that the return of more experienced players would result in a much greater performance from his side.
After receiving a rest following the recent T20I series loss to Afghanistan, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, and Haris Rauf are all scheduled to play in the ten white-ball matches that are scheduled to take place.
This is fantastic news for Pakistan, as it means that star bowler Shaheen Afridi is also making his return to international competition.
Zaman Khan, who very just made his debut on the international stage during the Afghanistan series, is delighted about the fact that they will be playing at home and about the boost that will be provided by the return of veteran players to the squad.
According to him, the fact that Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are members of the squad instills an increased level of confidence in all of the other players, which in turn makes it much simpler to win matches.
Zaman Khan’s performance was sufficient enough to secure him a spot in Pakistan’s 16-player squad for the Twenty20 phase of New Zealand’s tour across Asia, despite the fact that he only managed to take two wickets in the series against Afghanistan.
Although it is uncertain if he will be selected for the starting eleven, Zaman is pleased to be competing against a number of top-tier bowlers for a spot in the team.
Zaman is aware that each bowler is unique and that the management will decide how to best utilise him in the lineup. Nonetheless, once he is given the opportunity, he will do everything in his power to ensure victory for Pakistan in any matches they play.
During the most recent season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the 21-year-old captured the attention of cricket fans as he finished seventh overall in the league’s wicket-taking rankings with 15 scalps for the Lahore Qalandars.
Zaman is appreciative of the chances that were presented to him during the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and he acknowledges the support that he had from his Lahore colleagues, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf, who taught him a great deal.
His recent success in a pair of championship matches has inspired him to keep growing and getting better.
The teams that will represent Pakistan in the Twenty20 Internationals and One-Day Internationals have been selected, and the Twenty20 Internationals will begin on April 14 in Lahore.
There will be a total of ten matches between the two teams, with five Twenty20 Internationals and five One-Day Internationals on the schedule.
Are you looking forward to the upcoming white-ball series that will be played between Pakistan and New Zealand?
It’s going to be an exciting ride thanks to the comeback of some veteran players and the development of some promising new players like Zaman Khan. Keep an eye out for further developments!
Pakistan T20I squad:
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ihsanullah, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood and Zaman Khan
Pakistan ODI squad:
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Haris Sohail, Ihsanullah, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Salman Ali Agha, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood and Usama Mir. Reserves: Abbas Afridi, Abrar Ahmed and Tayyab Tahir
- 14 Apr – 1st T20I, Lahore
- 15 Apr – 2nd T20I, Lahore
- 17 Apr – 3rd T20I, Lahore
- 20 Apr – 4th T20I, Rawalpindi
- 24 Apr – 5th T20I, Rawalpindi
- 27 Apr – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
- 29 Apr – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 3 May – 3rd ODI, Karachi
- 5 May – 4th ODI, Karachi
- 7 May – 5th ODI, Karachi