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LAHORE (Staff Report) – The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced a 15-member squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals to be played between January 15-January 31 against New Zealand.

Controversial fast bowler Mohammad Amir finally secured his place in Pakistan’s T20 and ODI squads.

“On his international comeback, Mohammad Amir will travel with the team subject to grant of visa by the New Zealand government.

Pakistan teams are schedule to play three Twenty20 Internationals and as many ODIs against Black Caps during their 19-day tour. First batch of Pakistan T20 squad is due to fly to New Zealand
on January 10. Opening T20 will be played on January 15 at Auckland.

Another Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul also staged a comeback in the national team after gaining full fitness and performing well on the domestic circuit. Saad Nasim was also recalled in T20 team after over looked for a couple of times.

T20 squad: Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood, Shahid Afridi, Emad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Amir Yamin, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, and Saad Nasim will be part of the Twenty20 team.

ODI squad: Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sohaib Maqsood, Zafar Gohar, Emad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Amir.

1st T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 15 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Auckland

2nd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 17 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Hamilton

3rd T20I – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Fri Jan 22 06:00 GMT | 11:00 PST | at Wellington

1st ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Mon Jan 25 22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Wellington

2nd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Thu Jan 28 01:00 GMT | 06:00 PST | at Napier

3rd ODI – New Zealand vs Pakistan
Sun Jan 31 22:00 GMT | 03:00 PST | at Auckland